female gaze

female gaze

the proposed creation of a counterpoint to the predominance of a ‘male GAZE’ in narrative cinema and western popular culture (Laura Mulvey 1975), in which women appear, for example, as sex objects. It was John Berger, the art historian, who said, ‘men look, women appear’. The proposal of Mulvey and others is that an objectification of women will only be overcome if women gain more control of the production of visual popular culture.
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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 existed.
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'" (2).
"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."
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."