Asked to explain how she came up with the story, the New York-based Sandoval said: 'We have always been fascinated by the female gaze
and female character-driven pieces.
"In making the deliberate choice to work with female artists, we also pay homage to the inimitable quality of the female gaze
, interpreted by the perspective of women themselves.
This article sparked a huge amount of debate, and later scholars argued whether or not a parallel female gaze
She adds that having a female gaze
especially helps when it comes to shooting intimate scenes.
"But, to have a female gaze
on those experiences ...
Bowers' belief expressed in "Medusa and the Female Gaze
", that woman who was once cast "as a dreadfully gorgeous victim [...] is now reconstructed as an 'electrifying force representing the dynamic power of the female gaze
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"Watch Jill Soloway's The Female Gaze
and watch Nanette, Hannah Gadsby's piece on Netflix, and inform yourselves and see what is going on."
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For a long time, the male gaze dominated whilst the female body has been used as muse object, however, in recent development the female gaze
paved its way equally.
Fremaux also stressed that this year's event, which runs May 8-19, will address gender disparity in the film industry by ensuring an equal proportion of women staff at the festival, and especially in "selection committees" so as to highlight the "importance of the 'female gaze
' during the selection process."