The theory...• It is suggested the camera adopts a male point of view for the benefit of an assumed male audience.• The camera lingers on females bodies, seeing woman as ‘sexual objects’ to gratify men.• The men are the central active characters in which the male audience identifies with, viewing the females as passive.• Female audiences are also positioned to identify with the male gaze and see through the eyes of a ‘male’. However...
The theory can be CHALLENGED• Not ALL central heroic character are males.• There have been changes towards the representation of woman which has resulted in challenges to stereotype gender roles. Eg. Kill Bill
Example of the theory The next shot is an eye line match of the Tucker and Dale staring at her therefore even gives proof that she is there as a sexualized symbol Tucker and Dale vs Evil The camera lingers on her body The moonlight hits her body making her glow, which makes her look sexualized for a males eyes She is in only under wear which caters for a male audience Her chest is the focal point of this shot by wear she is placed and her level in the shot. This is therefore