The Female Gaze - Yes, It Can Exist

What does a female gaze even look like, in a world where the male gaze shapes how we look at everything? Onscreen, the Male Gaze has long dominated camera conventions for how cinema frames women, while offscreen, women look at and judge ourselves against these images. So in this environment, how can female filmmakers begin to construct a real Female Gaze in a way that’s more than just a response to the male one or just flipping the objectifying gaze onto men? Here’s our Take on the Female Gaze: what it could look like and whether it can even exist.