The Male Gaze Pt. 1

The Male Gaze Pt. 1

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  • Scene begins with a little girl who is pointing at a t.v. of a Disney Princess saying "Mommy, mommy I want to look like her when I grow up!
  • Mother tells daughter to turn the t.v. off. She then explains to her daughter that the bodies of Disney Princesses are unrealistic and conform to a term called "the male gaze"
  • The mother then takes her daughter to a bookshelf and takes out a book called, The Oppositional Gaze by Bell Hooks
  • The mother then summarizes the book to her daughter and explains to her that she is perfect the way she is. 
  • The daughter asks, "Mommy, mommy! Are Disney movies the only place that the male gaze happens?
  • The background goes dark and zooms in on the mother with her arms cross, as she prepares to drop more knowledge. 
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