Book: Representations of Antiquity in Film
Chapter: Cavegirls and the Upper Paleolithic Fur Bikini
Gender and gender roles are also the subject of Chapter 8 which explores the depiction of
“cavemen” on film, both realistic attempts (like Quest for Fire) and fantasy visions (like One
Million Years B.C.). Of particular interest in this chapter is how the “caveman” setting allows
filmmakers to debate issues related to gender roles and offers the possibility for feminist
critique of the contemporary world.