'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Proves Female Sexuality Is Still The Ultimate American Taboo

February 13, 2015 2:29 PM

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'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Proves Female Sexuality Is Still The Ultimate American Taboo

Even "Fifty Shades of Grey" -- a movie by female director, Sam Taylor-Johnson, based on a book by female author, E.L. James, with a screenplay written by female writer Kelly Marcel, and a primarily female audience in mind can’t escape the ongoing legacy of Hollywood’s male gaze.

Hollywood has long been an overwhelmingly male-dominated industry. That means that to a large extent, movies have been made by men for men. As a result, most of the films we watch tend to be dominated by the male point of view, and what film theorist Laura Mulvey calls "the male gaze."

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