Tag Archives: Jaws

How to Watch a Film from a Feminist Gaze

December 11th, 2018

We’ve now explored the meaning of FEMINISM and, in broad terms, what does and doesn’t constitute a FEMINIST-FRIENDLY FILM. However, when it comes to active film viewing, applying these concepts can prove mighty tricky. How does each spectator determine for herself (or himself) if a film is or is not “feminist-friendly?” I recommend initiating the […]

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Why Cinema Matters

November 20th, 2018

The first movie I ever saw in the theater was Jaws. It was the summer of 1975 and my parents were too cheap to hire a babysitter. While I credit that experience with sparking my lifelong love of film (horror films in particular), JAWS is not a remotely feminist film. Every character experiencing the adventure […]

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