Marie Antoinette Main MenuServing the "dish" on French Royalty!Gary WalkerName and Course InformationMarie Antoinette (2006) PreviewThesis Statement:Sofia Coppola, Film DirectorFemale Gender ExpectationsMale Gender ExpectaionsI Want Candy"Men and Women: Differences in How Men Eat and How Women Eat" - Rachel Johnson, Ph.D, M.P.H., R.D.SexualityMarie explores her sexuality by communicating by way of foodAphrodisiac claim for oysters finally backed by researchSexuality IILouis XVI's lack of sexual desire for womenTo Be or Not to be: GAY?Social Economic Status“Qu’ils mangent de la brioche"The Real History. Did you know?Thank-you for viewing my book!I hope you enjoyed it.Works CitedGary Walker-Robertsff82d71fc8661901c549a69ff80c9bac7b614722
12016-06-22T22:58:23-07:00Aphrodisiac claim for oysters finally backed by research4image_header2016-06-22T23:47:38-07:00Coppola wisely chose to elevate the aphrodisiac properties of oysters multiple times throughout the film. The men who consume oysters have a very healthy and strong appetite for sex. After a little research I can see why Coppola chose to use oysters. According to the article "Aphrodisiac claim for oysters finally backed by research," author Mike Adams in 2005 (one year before the movie's debut) states, "For centuries, men have believed that oysters and other shellfish are natural aphrodisiacs. But, until now, there has been little, if any, scientific evidence to support that claim. A new study, however, shows that oysters, clams, mussels and scallops all have chemical compounds that release sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. Skeptics still abound, however. Some scientists wonder if the foods have enough of the chemicals to trigger libido." It is important to note that Louis XVI does not partake in eating oysters in the movie to illustrate his non-existing sex drive toward women.