Welcome to The Female Gaze. This site explores the concept of a female gaze in film, TV, advertising, written content and other media.

It’s all about assuming the audience is female and being prepared to offer women visual entertainment that they would want to see.

This site is still new and growing slowly.

The Female Gaze In Films, TV and Media

Carol

Carol is a love story between two women, set in the 1950s. It has a focus on looking, on meaning glances and touches, as part of the lesbian gaze.

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Insecure

Insecure is an HBO series exploring the lives of two single black women, Issa and Molly, best friends since college. It represents a great example of the black female gaze.

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Fleabag

British comedy Fleabag is an example of the female gaze in action, with an imperfect female character breaking the fourth wall

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Girls

Lena Dunham’s series Girls was hailed as an exciting and groundbreaking show with four female leads and a fresh approach on on-screen sex.

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Bridgerton

Bridgerton has been praised as a fine example of the female gaze on screen. It’s sex scenes in particular are female-focused.

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Minx

Minx is in essence, an entire TV series about the female gaze. It’s about combining feminism with naked men and trying to embody female desire.

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Discussion, Lectures and Theory

Female Gaze Short Films

God Body by Dimpho Mashile. Religion and the female gaze

God Body

God Body is an experimental short film that meditates on black female bodies, religion, the patriarchy and the female gaze. It uses baptism as a …
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Gaze by Lillian Xuage Li uses a female gaze to discuss attractiveness

Gaze

This short film celebrates the Female Gaze and the act of gazing in general. It ponders attractiveness and how we look at ourselves and other …
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Lady Parts

LADY PARTS offers scathing social commentary on the male gaze in Hollywood film. Plus it has a very catchy song sung by a tap dancing …
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