The male gaze: deconstructed

Films that in some way deconstruct the active, male perspective on passive, female characters, either by reversing these roles or emphasizing the dehumanization that this male fantasy can lead to.

  • The Handmaiden
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Women Without Men
  • mother!
  • The Beguiled
  • Phantom Thread
  • Ex Machina
  • Under the Skin
  • The Neon Demon
  • Under the Silver Lake
  • The Stepford Wives
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Girlhood