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* Done, surprisingly enough, to Misty in the Japanese version of the 34th episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. Tommy/Tomo, a boy [[RaisedByWolves raised by Kangaskhan]], blatantly asks her if her can suck on her breasts while the camera zooms in on her chest. [[FourKidsEntertainment The North American version removed the zoom and had him ask "Are you people or Pokémon?" instead,]] but she still slapped him.

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* Done, surprisingly enough, to Misty in the Japanese version of the 34th episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. Tommy/Tomo, a boy [[RaisedByWolves raised by Kangaskhan]], blatantly asks her if her can suck on her breasts while the camera zooms in on her chest. [[FourKidsEntertainment [[Creator/FourKidsEntertainment The North American version removed the zoom and had him ask "Are you people or Pokémon?" instead,]] but she still slapped him.
22nd Jun '16 10:57:46 PM CaptainTedium
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode "War Dawn", the camera focuses on Ariel's bottom when she charges at Megatron.
17th Jun '16 12:29:27 AM rafi
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* The male gaze is a moving thing, not static. So it is most closely echoed in film and TV by panning or tilting shots along a woman's body, rather than framing one part for any length of time. One of the more original 'reveals' of the female form is in Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow'': In Creator/GraceKelly's first shot, only her hand is seen (switching on a light IIRC), then an arm, then a bit more, etc, with her face last.
* ''Film/CharliesAngels'' (and the [[Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle sequel]] too, naturally) featured numerous scenes which pointedly and gratuitously framed the lead actresses' rear ends. This is particularly noticeable in the numerous {{fanservice}}y scenes of various female characters dancing, stripping (don't ask) or in the slow-mo action shots where the Angels inexplicably always seem to wear tight pants or [[SpyCatsuit bodysuits]] of some sort, and high heels, regardless of whether or not they'd be convenient or comfortable or even ''safe'' to fight in. Considering it was based on a 1970s' jiggle show, though, is anybody really surprised at any of this?
** The ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' {{Mockbuster}} ''Film/AngelsRevenge'' was the same thing, with less-attractive women. Early in the movie, we get a shot straight up a ladder as a woman is climbing it, and Crow quips "Hey, you're giving away the plot!"
* The first ''Film/{{Hercules 1958}}'' movie from the 1950s featured a scene in which the male characters are captured by a group of Amazons. Despite the obvious threat of the women's ''weapons'', the camera "inexplicably" focuses on a long line of long legs (bare, natch). On the other hand, these were beefcake movies where Hercules ran around shirtless flexing his muscles.

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[[folder:Film Animated]]
* The male gaze is a moving thing, not static. So it is most closely echoed in film and TV by panning or tilting shots along a woman's body, rather than framing one part for any length of time. One of the more original 'reveals' of the female form is in Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow'': In Creator/GraceKelly's first shot, only her hand is seen (switching on ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'', Gabu has a light IIRC), then an arm, then a bit more, etc, with her face last.
* ''Film/CharliesAngels'' (and the [[Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle sequel]] too, naturally) featured numerous scenes which pointedly and gratuitously framed the lead actresses' rear ends. This is particularly noticeable in the numerous {{fanservice}}y scenes of various female characters dancing, stripping (don't ask) or in the slow-mo action shots where the Angels inexplicably always seem
tendency to wear tight pants or [[SpyCatsuit bodysuits]] of some sort, and high heels, regardless of whether or not they'd be convenient or comfortable or even ''safe'' to fight in. Considering it was based on a 1970s' jiggle show, though, is anybody really surprised stare at any of this?
** The ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' {{Mockbuster}} ''Film/AngelsRevenge'' was the same thing, with less-attractive women. Early in the movie, we get a shot straight up a ladder as a woman is climbing it, and Crow quips "Hey, you're giving away the plot!"
* The first ''Film/{{Hercules 1958}}'' movie from the 1950s featured a scene in
[[HoYay Mei's arse]], which the male characters are captured by a group of Amazons. Despite the obvious threat of the women's ''weapons'', the POV camera "inexplicably" focuses on delightedly shows off. Which is a long line of long legs (bare, natch). On the other hand, these were beefcake movies where Hercules ran around shirtless flexing his muscles.rather unusual example given that Gabu is a wolf, Mei is a goat, and that he's staring because [[CarnivoreConfusion he wants to eat him]]. (''[[GRatedSex apparently]]'', anyway...)



* ''Film/TheSentinel'' and ''Film/HarshTimes'' were both released around the same time, and both featured Eva Longoria, and both had a shot where the camera focuses on her butt. In both cases it was to emphasize how the men in the scene see her. In both cases the director was also a male.

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* ''Film/TheSentinel'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' had Gloria the hippo, who's [[HartmanHips big butt]] is shown on screen several times throughout each movie, video game & short animation.
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* The male gaze is a moving thing, not static. So it is most closely echoed in film
and ''Film/HarshTimes'' were both released TV by panning or tilting shots along a woman's body, rather than framing one part for any length of time. One of the more original 'reveals' of the female form is in Creator/AlfredHitchcock's ''Film/RearWindow'': In Creator/GraceKelly's first shot, only her hand is seen (switching on a light IIRC), then an arm, then a bit more, etc, with her face last.
* A film of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' had a scene with Julia and Winston in the room on top of the antique shop. For some reason she gets up and walks
around in the same time, room for minutes completely naked and both featured Eva Longoria, and both had a shot where the camera focuses on shows her butt. In both cases it was to emphasize how the men in the scene see her. In both cases the director was also a male.entire body. Every shot at Winston, though, shows only his head, or at best his upper body.



* Spoofed hilariously in ''Film/ScaryMovie'', which is pertinent since horror movies are perhaps the most guilty of this trope (often in {{squick}}y ways as a woman contorts her body sensually and moans orgasmically as she is dying). The movie opens with a woman (played by Carmen Electra) running from a psycho killer, her clothes getting ripped off by anything she runs by, and stopping to pose and flick her hair as she runs (in SloMo, no less) through a sprinkler.
* A film of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' had a scene with Julia and Winston in the room on top of the antique shop. For some reason she gets up and walks around in the room for minutes completely naked and the camera shows her entire body. Every shot at Winston, though, shows only his head, or at best his upper body.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'' when LeslieNielsen's character first sees Anna Nicole Smith. Watch as the camera goes slowly up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees... and up the legs... and up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees again...
* The Film/JamesBond movies have this from time to time with the Bond Girls, prominently when anyone's getting out of the water with a bathing suit - ostensibly as a tribute to original Bond girl Honey Ryder. ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' manages to make it both DarkerAndEdgier and StupidSexyFlanders by showing how Daniel Craig looks in blue instead...

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* Spoofed hilariously in ''Film/ScaryMovie'', which is pertinent since horror movies are perhaps the most guilty of this trope (often in {{squick}}y ways as a woman contorts her body sensually and moans orgasmically as she is dying). The ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' movie opens does this a great deal with a woman (played by Carmen Electra) running Black Widow and Maria Hill seems to be walking away from a psycho killer, her clothes getting ripped off by anything she runs by, and stopping to pose and flick her hair as she runs (in SloMo, no less) through a sprinkler.
* A film of ''[[Literature/NineteenEightyFour 1984]]'' had a scene with Julia and Winston in the room on top of the antique shop. For some reason she gets up and walks around in the room for minutes completely naked and
the camera shows in a lot of shots. There's a scene of Scarlett Johannson tied to a chair, wearing a LittleBlackDress, stockings, and no shoes, beating up several goons with a jaw-dropping sequence of contortions and acrobatics. Also, her entire body. Every shot at Winston, though, shows only his head, or at best his upper body.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'' when LeslieNielsen's
character first sees Anna Nicole Smith. Watch as the camera goes slowly up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees... and up the legs... and up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees again...
* The Film/JamesBond movies have
is ''purposely'' trying to invoke this from time very trope on her "captors" in order to time with distract and mislead them. She then spends the Bond Girls, prominently when anyone's getting out rest of the water with film in a bathing suit - ostensibly as a tribute to original Bond girl Honey Ryder. ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' manages to make it both DarkerAndEdgier and StupidSexyFlanders skin-tight catsuit, but is slightly overshadowed by showing how Daniel Craig looks in blue instead...all the FemaleGaze flying around her costars.



* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', it's done to comic effect with a leather clad secretary who brags she and her friends are going to have a porno party.
* ''Film/BitchSlap'' consists about 80 % of Male Gaze. It's fully, fatly justified to say the camera licks, caresses, and more or less dry humps its subjects - there are moments when the same shot of, say, the viewpoint gliding up a mile-long leg stepping out of a car, is actually repeated twice if not thrice, only to be followed by close examination of the curves that await up there, then brought to the finale with a face shot with plump lips and gleaming eyes.
* Troy Duffy got Julie Benz to be in his movie, ''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'', and damn it all if he wasn't going to take full advantage of it for his male audience. But, to be fair, there is a hefty amount of FanService for the ladies as well, so we could just look at it as equal opportunity exploitation.
* Subverted in the car-wash scene of the original ''Film/BringItOn''. As Cliff approaches the carwash, we see through his viewpoint - until his sister Missy enters the frame at precisely the right height that her breasts are perfectly framed. Disturbingly, it appears that Cliff is able to recognise his sister's cleavage, which somewhat belies his apparent disgust when he realises who he is ogling.
** Well, if they're brother and sister, when you spend that much time together, you're going to pick up on even the subtlest details, whether you want to or not.
* In ''Film/CabinFever'' there is a scene where [[TheChick the hot brunette]] walks across a grass field to a house. The shot builds out to a close up of her swaying butt, in jeans, and slows down to [[SloMo slow-mo]] as it does so.
** The introduction to an earlier scene is a slow pan over a sexy bikini-clad blonde laying on a raft.
** A later scene featuring a topless woman is taken from '''exactly''' the right position so the we see her large breasts twice at once: directly from the side, and front-on via a reflection in a bathroom mirror.
*** Many reviewers have claimed that the subsequent ''leg-shaving'' scene focuses an inordinate amount of attention on the woman's breasts, despite it essentially being a psychological horror scene.
** The sex scenes are filmed in such a way to maximize the display of breast-jigglage or booty-shaking.
* Subverted/reversed in ''Film/{{Centurion}}'': when Etain fights and kills [[spoiler:Virilus]], he is shirtless and she is fully clothed. She's gorgeous and frequently dressed in furs and eyeliner, but her clothes are never that revealing or titillating.
* ''Film/CharliesAngels'' (and the [[Film/CharliesAngelsFullThrottle sequel]] too, naturally) featured numerous scenes which pointedly and gratuitously framed the lead actresses' rear ends. This is particularly noticeable in the numerous {{fanservice}}y scenes of various female characters dancing, stripping (don't ask) or in the slow-mo action shots where the Angels inexplicably always seem to wear tight pants or [[SpyCatsuit bodysuits]] of some sort, and high heels, regardless of whether or not they'd be convenient or comfortable or even ''safe'' to fight in. Considering it was based on a 1970s' jiggle show, though, is anybody really surprised at any of this?
** The ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'' {{Mockbuster}} ''Film/AngelsRevenge'' was the same thing, with less-attractive women. Early in the movie, we get a shot straight up a ladder as a woman is climbing it, and Crow quips "Hey, you're giving away the plot!"
* ''The Courtship of Eddie's Father'' is about a widowed father and his son sizing up various candidates for second wife/stepmother.
* In ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' there is a scene where the shapely Julie Adams is swimming in the eponymous lagoon. At one point she dives, causing the top of her body to submerge and the bottom to rise above the water and move right into the camera. For a brief moment almost the entire screen is filled by her buttocks.



* In ''Film/PitchBlack'', when Fry is crawling into the cavern with the first sighting of monsters. On the commentary the director even says "Young boys everywhere, you're welcome."
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', right after one of River's hallucinations, the camera cuts to showing her lying facedown on the deck grating, and the camera angle is conspicuously positioned to give the viewer a ''perfect'' shot straight down her cleavage. Plus the countless shots of [[AuthorAppeal River's feet]].
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 3'' had a shot of Sharpay's butt that filled the screen.
* ''The Courtship of Eddie's Father'' is about a widowed father and his son sizing up various candidates for second wife/stepmother.

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* In ''Film/PitchBlack'', when Fry is crawling into ''Film/DevilDoll'', the cavern with introduction of Grace, Vorelli's [[LovelyAssistant Replacement Lovely Assistant]], has a slow pan up all the first sighting of monsters. On the commentary the director even says "Young boys everywhere, you're welcome."
way from her feet to her head.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', right after one of River's hallucinations, ''Film/DieHard'', the camera cuts pans down just slightly but very noticeably to show that Bonnie Bedelia's jacket/blouse thing had opened up a bit, showing her lying facedown slip.
* An interesting subversion in ''Film/DirtyDancing'', noted by the screenwriter during the commentary. Most of the film is from Baby's point of view, and how she sees Johnny and others around her.
* ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'': Harry and Lloyd briefly flash back to a younger twenty-something Fraida bending over a pool table.
* In ''Fair Game'', Kate changes her shirt
on the deck grating, side of the road by the car she and Max are using; Max takes a look through the camera angle window and we get to see a sideview of her left breast. Kate is conspicuously positioned played by Creator/CindyCrawford, so it's very hard to give blame him.
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' has a rare example of
the viewer MaleGaze being played for {{Squick}} rather than {{Fanservice}}, as we see how Richie looks at Kate Fuller. Since Richie is a ''perfect'' shot straight down her cleavage. Plus serial rapist, the countless shots of [[AuthorAppeal River's feet]].
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 3'' had a shot of Sharpay's butt that filled the screen.
* ''The Courtship of Eddie's Father''
effect is about a widowed father and his son sizing up various candidates for second wife/stepmother.deeply unpleasant.



* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** Michael Bay asked some people why they watched the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}''; "[[JustHereForGodzilla For the hot chick]]." So he decided to get it out of the way before he started.
** Anyone who has seen ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' will realize from [[MsFanservice Megan Fox]]'s very first scene that director Michael Bay has gone out of his way to not do anything to discourage this trope.
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' carries this to a new level. We first see the female main character dressed in a man's long shirt with tiny panties, as she ascends a staircase, with a tight focus on her legs. She is on camera for at least a minute before we see her face. The rest of the movie has her in either skin tight outfits or very short skirts and dresses, doing things like getting out of low-slung cars with her legs as the only visible part of her. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Also, there were some robots or something in the movie.]]
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' continues the tradition. Especially at the beginning of the movie, the female main character is wearing tight shirts and very short shorts and skirts, and even when the scene is just talking, the camera angle just happens to have her legs in the foreground with the two male characters talking in the background. Further, like all of Bay's movies, [[FanService the background female characters are universally gorgeous]] and dressed in skimpy and tight clothing, with long loving pan shots up their bodies for no particular reason.
* In the ''Franchise/PoliceAcademy'' movies, Callahan is subjected to this a lot, both by viewers and other characters. In the fourth movie, two kids sitting next to her on the plane are staring at her rather amble bosom until she notices and snaps "Eyes ''left''!" at them.
* In ''Film/DieHard'', the camera pans down just slightly but very noticeably to show that Bonnie Bedelia's jacket/blouse thing had opened up a bit, showing her slip.
* In ''Film/CabinFever'' there is a scene where [[TheChick the hot brunette]] walks across a grass field to a house. The shot builds out to a close up of her swaying butt, in jeans, and slows down to [[SloMo slow-mo]] as it does so.
** The introduction to an earlier scene is a slow pan over a sexy bikini-clad blonde laying on a raft.
** A later scene featuring a topless woman is taken from '''exactly''' the right position so the we see her large breasts twice at once: directly from the side, and front-on via a reflection in a bathroom mirror.
*** Many reviewers have claimed that the subsequent ''leg-shaving'' scene focuses an inordinate amount of attention on the woman's breasts, despite it essentially being a psychological horror scene.
** The sex scenes are filmed in such a way to maximize the display of breast-jigglage or booty-shaking.

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* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** Michael Bay asked some people why they watched the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}''; "[[JustHereForGodzilla For the hot chick]]." So he decided to get it out
The opening of the way before he started.
** Anyone who has seen ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' will realize from [[MsFanservice Megan Fox]]'s very first scene that director Michael Bay has gone out of his way to not do anything to discourage this trope.
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' carries this to a new level. We first see the female main character dressed
''Film/GrandCanyon'', in a man's long shirt which Kevin Kline, with tiny panties, courtside seats at a Lakers game, seems to spend as she ascends a staircase, with a tight focus on her legs. She is on camera for at least a minute before we see her face. The rest of the movie has her in either skin tight outfits or very short skirts and dresses, doing things like getting out of low-slung cars with her legs as the only visible part of her. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Also, there were some robots or something in the movie.]]
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' continues the tradition. Especially
much time looking at the beginning of other women in attendance as he does looking at the movie, game itself.
* The first ''Film/{{Hercules 1958}}'' movie from
the female main character is wearing tight shirts and very short shorts and skirts, and even when the 1950s featured a scene is just talking, in which the camera angle just happens to have her legs in the foreground with the two male characters talking in are captured by a group of Amazons. Despite the background. Further, like all obvious threat of Bay's movies, [[FanService the background female characters are universally gorgeous]] and dressed in skimpy and tight clothing, with long loving pan shots up their bodies for no particular reason.
* In the ''Franchise/PoliceAcademy'' movies, Callahan is subjected to this a lot, both by viewers and other characters. In the fourth movie, two kids sitting next to her on the plane are staring at her rather amble bosom until she notices and snaps "Eyes ''left''!" at them.
* In ''Film/DieHard'',
women's ''weapons'', the camera pans down just slightly but very noticeably to show "inexplicably" focuses on a long line of long legs (bare, natch). On the other hand, these were beefcake movies where Hercules ran around shirtless flexing his muscles.
* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical 3'' had a shot of Sharpay's butt
that Bonnie Bedelia's jacket/blouse thing had opened filled the screen.
* ''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'', in which Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' fame, gives Scarlett's behind some screentime.
* ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'' has a couple good examples:
** When Denis falls head first into Beth's lap, we see a POV shot of her panties.
** Toward the end, Beth's two girl friends try to prove Rich is gay by doing something that would turn on any straight boy: [[EroticEating licking a phallic pastry]]. The scene is shot to turn on the male viewers, of course.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' we get a lovely shot of Natasha's rear when we see her in the catsuit for the first time. We also get another gratuitous shot of it again when she fighting the bad guys and pulls out the small mines from her belt. The fight scene is also notorious for the repeated occasions when she does a ThreePointLanding pose and the shot blatantly centres on her bosom.
** Not to mention the scene prior to this where Happy is driving her to Hammer's office and she begins changing in the backseat. The viewers are treated her taking off her shirt exposing her bra....nearly causing Happy to crash the car because he was DistractedByTheSexy. She quickly comments that he should keep his eyes on the road and the poor bastard makes an epically heroic attempt to do so, even after the audience is treated to one lone leg rise up. It doesn't help that Natasha is played by Scarlett Johansson.
** What about the scene prior to that where Natasha and Pepper are walking into the Stark Expo
up the stairs, wearing tight little black moderately short dresses. The camera stays on them from the back for a bit, fairly long time, given that nothing else was happening on the screen, and it didn't advance the plot in any way.
** All of this stuff gave Natasha a reputation among certain critics as a pure MsFanservice that took at least two more films to live down.
* The Film/JamesBond movies have this from time to time with the Bond Girls, prominently when anyone's getting out of the water with a bathing suit - ostensibly as a tribute to original Bond girl Honey Ryder. ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' manages to make it both DarkerAndEdgier and StupidSexyFlanders by
showing her slip.
how Daniel Craig looks in blue instead..
* In ''Film/CabinFever'' there The entrance of Creator/VanessaHudgens in ''[[Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth Journey 2: The Mysterious Island]]'' is a this in every sense of the term (what with it being from Josh Hutcherson's POV and all). And as for the scene where [[TheChick she crawls out of a tunnel that's collapsing around her... did we mention the hot brunette]] walks across a grass field to a house. The shot builds out to a close up of her swaying butt, in jeans, and slows down to [[SloMo slow-mo]] as it does so.
** The introduction to an earlier scene is a slow pan over a sexy bikini-clad blonde laying on a raft.
** A later scene featuring a topless woman is taken from '''exactly'''
short shorts she wears for almost the right position so the we see her large breasts twice at once: directly from the side, and front-on via a reflection in a bathroom mirror.
*** Many reviewers have claimed
entire movie? And that the subsequent ''leg-shaving'' scene focuses an inordinate amount of attention on the woman's breasts, despite it essentially being a psychological horror scene.
** The sex scenes are filmed
it's in such a way to maximize the display of breast-jigglage or booty-shaking.3D?



* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in Film/{{Looker}}. The protagonist is shown an advertising program that tracks the viewer's eye movements during commercials to determine where the product needs to be displayed. Of course he's focused laser-like on the hot swimsuit model's perky behind.
-->I, uh, [[BlatantLies liked her bathing suit]].



* ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' features loads of tantalizing shots of Paula Patton and Lea Seydoux, zooming in on their sexy bodies and right down their cleavage.
* Parodied in ''Film/TheNakedGun 33 1/3'' when LeslieNielsen's character first sees Anna Nicole Smith. Watch as the camera goes slowly up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees... and up the legs... and up the legs... and up the legs... and past the knees again...



* Even ''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'', in which Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' fame, gives Scarlett's behind some screentime.
* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', it's done to comic effect with a leather clad secretary who brags she and her friends are going to have a porno party.
* Troy Duffy got Julie Benz to be in his movie, ''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'', and damn it all if he wasn't going to take full advantage of it for his male audience. But, to be fair, there is a hefty amount of FanService for the ladies as well, so we could just look at it as equal opportunity exploitation.
* In ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' there is a scene where the shapely Julie Adams is swimming in the eponymous lagoon. At one point she dives, causing the top of her body to submerge and the bottom to rise above the water and move right into the camera. For a brief moment almost the entire screen is filled by her buttocks.
* ''Film/BitchSlap'' consists about 80 % of Male Gaze. It's fully, fatly justified to say the camera licks, caresses, and more or less dry humps its subjects - there are moments when the same shot of, say, the viewpoint gliding up a mile-long leg stepping out of a car, is actually repeated twice if not thrice, only to be followed by close examination of the curves that await up there, then brought to the finale with a face shot with plump lips and gleaming eyes.
* Subverted in the car-wash scene of the original ''Film/BringItOn''. As Cliff approaches the carwash, we see through his viewpoint - until his sister Missy enters the frame at precisely the right height that her breasts are perfectly framed. Disturbingly, it appears that Cliff is able to recognise his sister's cleavage, which somewhat belies his apparent disgust when he realises who he is ogling.
** Well, if they're brother and sister, when you spend that much time together, you're going to pick up on even the subtlest details, whether you want to or not.
* In ''Film/DevilDoll'', the introduction of Grace, Vorelli's [[LovelyAssistant Replacement Lovely Assistant]], has a slow pan up all the way from her feet to her head.
* Subverted/reversed in ''Film/{{Centurion}}'': when Etain fights and kills [[spoiler:Virilus]], he is shirtless and she is fully clothed. She's gorgeous and frequently dressed in furs and eyeliner, but her clothes are never that revealing or titillating.

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* Even ''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'', in which Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' fame, gives Scarlett's behind some screentime.
* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/{{Bananas}}'', it's done to comic effect ''Film/PitchBlack'', when Fry is crawling into the cavern with the first sighting of monsters. On the commentary the director even says "Young boys everywhere, you're welcome."
* In the ''Franchise/PoliceAcademy'' movies, Callahan is subjected to this
a leather clad secretary who brags she lot, both by viewers and her friends are going to have a porno party.
* Troy Duffy got Julie Benz to be in his
other characters. In the fourth movie, ''Film/TheBoondockSaintsIIAllSaintsDay'', two kids sitting next to her on the plane are staring at her rather amble bosom until she notices and damn it all if he wasn't going to take full advantage of it for his male audience. But, to be fair, there is a hefty amount of FanService for the ladies as well, so we could just look snaps "Eyes ''left''!" at it as equal opportunity exploitation.
them.
* In ''Film/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon'' there is a scene where the shapely Julie Adams is swimming in the eponymous lagoon. At one point she dives, causing the top of her body to submerge and the bottom to rise above the water and move right into the camera. For a brief moment almost the entire screen is filled by her buttocks.
* ''Film/BitchSlap'' consists about 80 % of Male Gaze. It's fully, fatly justified to say
in ''Film/{{Predators}}'', the camera licks, caresses, focuses on Isabelle's butt. She turns around, and more or less dry humps its subjects - there are moments when the same shot of, say, the viewpoint gliding up a mile-long leg stepping out of a car, is actually repeated twice if not thrice, only to be followed by close examination of the curves finds that await up there, then brought to the finale with a face shot with plump lips and gleaming eyes.
* Subverted in the car-wash scene of the original ''Film/BringItOn''. As Cliff approaches the carwash, we see through his viewpoint - until his sister Missy enters the frame
Stans was staring at precisely the right height that her breasts are perfectly framed. Disturbingly, it appears that Cliff it, annoying her.
-->'''Stans''': Your ass
is able to recognise his sister's cleavage, which somewhat belies his apparent disgust when he realises who he is ogling.
** Well, if they're brother and sister, when you spend that much time together, you're going to pick up on even the subtlest details, whether you want to or not.
* In ''Film/DevilDoll'', the introduction of Grace, Vorelli's [[LovelyAssistant Replacement Lovely Assistant]], has a slow pan up all the way from her feet to her head.
* Subverted/reversed in ''Film/{{Centurion}}'': when Etain fights and kills [[spoiler:Virilus]], he is shirtless and she is fully clothed. She's gorgeous and frequently dressed in furs and eyeliner, but her clothes are never that revealing or titillating.
awesome.



* In ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'', Gabu has a tendency to stare at [[HoYay Mei's arse]], which the POV camera delightedly shows off. Which is a rather unusual example given that Gabu is a wolf, Mei is a goat, and that he's staring because [[CarnivoreConfusion he wants to eat him]]. (''[[GRatedSex apparently]]'', anyway...)
* Parodied in [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/11/30/avengers-fan-art-assembles-earths-mightiest-butts/ this]] fan-art for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
** [[http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimages/imaxavengersposterlarge.jpg This exclusive IMAX poster]]. In a skintight catsuit. Dear GOD.
** In the actual film, there's a scene of Scarlett Johannson tied to a chair, wearing a LittleBlackDress, stockings, and no shoes, beating up several goons with a jaw-dropping sequence of contortions and acrobatics. Also, her character is ''purposely'' trying to invoke this very trope on her "captors" in order to distract and mislead them. She then spends the rest of the film in a skin-tight catsuit, but is slightly overshadowed by all the FemaleGaze flying around her costars.

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* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is a movie filled with destruction porn. It also introduces Creator/AlexandraDaddario's character of Blake by having her sunbathing in a black bikini that shows a lot of her form, and spends an astonishing amount of time reminding us of her MsFanservice qualifications, with her (and her screen mum Carla Gugino) {{Gainaxing}} hither and yon throughout. [[spoiler: Even when Blake is on the verge of drowning, the makers just can't resist letting the audience look down her shirt. They just can't.]]
* Spoofed hilariously in ''Film/ScaryMovie'', which is pertinent since horror movies are perhaps the most guilty of this trope (often in {{squick}}y ways as a woman contorts her body sensually and moans orgasmically as she is dying). The movie opens with a woman (played by Carmen Electra) running from a psycho killer, her clothes getting ripped off by anything she runs by, and stopping to pose and flick her hair as she runs (in SloMo, no less) through a sprinkler.
* Pick any scene in ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' with Creator/KellyHu in it.
* ''Film/TheSentinel'' and ''Film/HarshTimes'' were both released around the same time, and both featured Eva Longoria, and both had a shot where the camera focuses on her butt. In both cases it was to emphasize how the men in the scene see her. In both cases the director was also a male.
* In ''Literature/ArashiNoYoruNi'', Gabu has a tendency ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', right after one of River's hallucinations, the camera cuts to stare at [[HoYay Mei's arse]], showing her lying facedown on the deck grating, and the camera angle is conspicuously positioned to give the viewer a ''perfect'' shot straight down her cleavage. Plus the countless shots of [[AuthorAppeal River's feet]].
* In ''Film/{{Sheena}}'', the camera angles are consistently chosen to focus on the large amount of bare skin exposed by Sheena's skimpy costume. Sheena spent a lot of time leaning forward for cleavage shots, there were many shots of her climbing up a wall with the camera being fixed so her torso and legs filled the screen as she passed by it, and there were many up-the-skirt panty shots during those climbs.
* In ''Film/TheMisfits'' (1961),the camera follows Clark Gable's gaze to Marilyn Monroe's behind as it bumps up and down while she rides a horse.
* Marilyn Monroe's entrance in ''Film/SomeLikeItHot''.
* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' infamously had a lot of this. There are shots in
which the POV camera delightedly shows off. character's torsos are in frame for no reason other than this. Which is a rather unusual example given that Gabu is a wolf, Mei is a goat, and that he's staring because [[CarnivoreConfusion he wants to eat him]]. (''[[GRatedSex apparently]]'', anyway...)
* Parodied in [[http://splashpage.mtv.com/2011/11/30/avengers-fan-art-assembles-earths-mightiest-butts/ this]] fan-art for ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}''.
** [[http://www.comingsoon.net/nextraimages/imaxavengersposterlarge.jpg This exclusive IMAX poster]]. In a skintight catsuit. Dear GOD.
** In
say nothing of the actual film, there's a copious amounts of [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTS!!!!!!!]]
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
** The
scene in which Uhura is walking up to the Klingon war party in an attempt to inform them of Scarlett Johannson tied to a chair, wearing a LittleBlackDress, stockings, and no shoes, beating up several goons with a jaw-dropping sequence of contortions and acrobatics. Also, her character their intentions, the camera is ''purposely'' trying to invoke this very trope firmly focused on her "captors" in order to distract and mislead them. She then spends behind as she's walking, right up until she stops.
** Similarly,
the rest of camera (and Kirk's eye) stealing a look at [[spoiler:Dr. Marcus]] as she changes uniforms.
** JJ Abrams made ''sure''
the film in was this, as PrettyBoy Chris Pine's buttocks were CGI'd out of a skin-tight catsuit, but is scene as he "couldn't inflict that on people" (Pine himself was slightly overshadowed by all upset about the FemaleGaze flying around her costars.news), and a Cumberbatch ShowerScene is only on the deleted features.



* Played with in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', in the scene where Vernon is frantically driving the truck and trying to see what April is doing. The camera pans over to reveal her grabbing video footage with her phone by leaning out of the window with her behind right in the camera. Vernon is fine with this, but [[DistractedByTheSexy taking his eye off the road causes them to crash]].
* Subverted in ''Film/TellNoOne''; at a restaurant, we see a shot of a waitress' behind as she's walking away, but then it's revealed it's [[FemaleGaze Helene who's looking at her]], not Alexandre.
* ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries'':
** Michael Bay asked some people why they watched the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}''; "[[JustHereForGodzilla For the hot chick]]." So he decided to get it out of the way before he started.
** Anyone who has seen ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' will realize from [[MsFanservice Megan Fox]]'s very first scene that director Michael Bay has gone out of his way to not do anything to discourage this trope.
** ''Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon'' carries this to a new level. We first see the female main character dressed in a man's long shirt with tiny panties, as she ascends a staircase, with a tight focus on her legs. She is on camera for at least a minute before we see her face. The rest of the movie has her in either skin tight outfits or very short skirts and dresses, doing things like getting out of low-slung cars with her legs as the only visible part of her. [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Also, there were some robots or something in the movie.]]
** ''Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction'' continues the tradition. Especially at the beginning of the movie, the female main character is wearing tight shirts and very short shorts and skirts, and even when the scene is just talking, the camera angle just happens to have her legs in the foreground with the two male characters talking in the background. Further, like all of Bay's movies, [[FanService the background female characters are universally gorgeous]] and dressed in skimpy and tight clothing, with long loving pan shots up their bodies for no particular reason.



* ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol'' features loads of tantalizing shots of Paula Patton and Lea Seydoux, zooming in on their sexy bodies and right down their cleavage.
* The entrance of Creator/VanessaHudgens in ''[[Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth Journey 2: The Mysterious Island]]'' is this in every sense of the term (what with it being from Josh Hutcherson's POV and all). And as for the scene where she crawls out of a tunnel that's collapsing around her... did we mention the short shorts she wears for almost the entire movie? And that it's in 3D?
* It's rare to find a Creator/JessicaAlba movie which ''doesn't'' use this trope.
* At one point in ''Film/{{Predators}}'', the camera focuses on Isabelle's butt. She turns around, and finds that Stans was staring at it, annoying her.
-->'''Stans''': Your ass is awesome.
* Marilyn Monroe's entrance in Film/SomeLikeItHot.
* An interesting subversion in Film/DirtyDancing, noted by the screenwriter during the commentary. Most of the film is from Baby's point of view, and how she sees Johnny and others around her.
* The opening of ''Film/GrandCanyon'', in which Kevin Kline, with courtside seats at a Lakers game, seems to spend as much time looking at the other women in attendance as he does looking at the game itself.
* ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'' has a couple good examples:
** When Denis falls head first into Beth's lap, we see a POV shot of her panties.
** Toward the end, Beth's two girl friends try to prove Rich is gay by doing something that would turn on any straight boy: [[EroticEating licking a phallic pastry]]. The scene is shot to turn on the male viewers, of course.
* In ''Film/IronMan2'' we get a lovely shot of Natasha's rear when we see her in the catsuit for the first time. We also get another gratuitous shot of it again when she fighting the bad guys and pulls out the small mines from her belt. The fight scene is also notorious for the repeated occasions when she does a ThreePointLanding pose and the shot blatantly centres on her bosom.
** Not to mention the scene prior to this where Happy is driving her to Hammer's office and she begins changing in the backseat. The viewers are treated her taking off her shirt exposing her bra....nearly causing Happy to crash the car because he was DistractedByTheSexy. She quickly comments that he should keep his eyes on the road and the poor bastard makes an epically heroic attempt to do so, even after the audience is treated to one lone leg rise up. It doesn't help that Natasha is played by Scarlett Johansson.
** What about the scene prior to that where Natasha and Pepper are walking into the Stark Expo up the stairs, wearing tight little black moderately short dresses. The camera stays on them from the back for a fairly long time, given that nothing else was happening on the screen, and it didn't advance the plot in any way.
** All of this stuff gave Natasha a reputation among certain critics as a pure MsFanservice that took at least two more films to live down.
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'':
** The scene in which Uhura is walking up to the Klingon war party in an attempt to inform them of their intentions, the camera is firmly focused on her behind as she's walking, right up until she stops.
** Similarly, the camera (and Kirk's eye) stealing a look at [[spoiler:Dr. Marcus]] as she changes uniforms.
** JJ Abrams made ''sure'' the film was this, as PrettyBoy Chris Pine's buttocks were CGI'd out of a scene as he "couldn't inflict that on people" (Pine himself was slightly upset about the news), and a Cumberbatch ShowerScene is only on the deleted features.
* WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}} had Gloria the hippo, who's [[HartmanHips big butt]] is shown on screen several times throughout each movie, video game & short animation.
* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in Film/{{Looker}}. The protagonist is shown an advertising program that tracks the viewer's eye movements during commercials to determine where the product needs to be displayed. Of course he's focused laser-like on the hot swimsuit model's perky behind.
-->I, uh, [[BlatantLies liked her bathing suit]].
* Pick any scene in ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' with Creator/KellyHu in it.
* In ''Film/TheMisfits'' (1961),the camera follows Clark Gable's gaze to Marilyn Monroe's behind as it bumps up and down while she rides a horse.
* Subverted in ''Film/TellNoOne''; at a restaurant, we see a shot of a waitress' behind as she's walking away, but then it's revealed it's [[FemaleGaze Helene who's looking at her]], not Alexandre.
* Played with in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2014'', in the scene where Vernon is frantically driving the truck and trying to see what April is doing. The camera pans over to reveal her grabbing video footage with her phone by leaning out of the window with her behind right in the camera. Vernon is fine with this, but [[DistractedByTheSexy taking his eye off the road causes them to crash]].
* ''Film/DumbAndDumberTo'': Harry and Lloyd briefly flash back to a younger twenty-something Fraida bending over a pool table.
* ''Film/SpringBreakers'' infamously had a lot of this. There are shots in which the character's torsos are in frame for no reason other than this. Which is to say nothing of the copious amounts of [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTTS!!!!!!!]]
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn'' has a rare example of the MaleGaze being played for {{Squick}} rather than {{Fanservice}}, as we see how Richie looks at Kate Fuller. Since Richie is a serial rapist, the effect is deeply unpleasant.
* In ''Fair Game'', Kate changes her shirt on the side of the road by the car she and Max are using; Max takes a look through the window and we get to see a sideview of her left breast. Kate is played by Creator/CindyCrawford, so it's very hard to blame him.
* ''Film/SanAndreas'' is a movie filled with destruction porn. It also introduces Creator/AlexandraDaddario's character of Blake by having her sunbathing in a black bikini that shows a lot of her form, and spends an astonishing amount of time reminding us of her MsFanservice qualifications, with her (and her screen mum Carla Gugino) {{Gainaxing}} hither and yon throughout. [[spoiler: Even when Blake is on the verge of drowning, the makers just can't resist letting the audience look down her shirt. They just can't.]]
* In ''Film/Sheena'', the camera angles are consistently chosen to focus on the large amount of bare skin exposed by Sheena's skimpy costume. Sheena spent a lot of time leaning forward for cleavage shots, there were many shots of her climbing up a wall with the camera being fixed so her torso and legs filled the screen as she passed by it, and there were many up-the-skirt panty shots during those climbs.
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* In ''TenchiMuyo GXP'', the view seems to settle on Lady Seto's chest whenever she appears.

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* In ''TenchiMuyo GXP'', ''Anime/TenchiMuyoGXP'', the view seems to settle on Lady Seto's chest whenever she appears.
13th Jun '16 7:42:34 AM Kakai
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' has the scene in Llane's meeting room where the camera lingers for a longer moment at the AbsoluteCleveage of a High Elven noblewoman present at the meeting. For the record: there's no single important Elf character in the entire film.

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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' has the scene in Llane's meeting room where the camera lingers for a longer moment at the AbsoluteCleveage AbsoluteCleavage of a High Elven noblewoman present at the meeting. For the record: there's no not a single important Elf character in the entire film.
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* ''Film/WarCraft2016'' has the scene in Llane's meeting room where the camera lingers for a longer moment at the AbsoluteCleveage of a High Elven noblewoman present at the meeting. For the record: there's no single important Elf character in the entire film.
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*''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' was developed by the T-and-A-loving Creator/TeamNinja, and the game's director apparently asked them to tone down the fanservice compared to what the team wanted to do. Of course, while deconstructing the game's many, many UnfortunateImplications, many have remarked that the version that came out spent an awful lot of time focusing on Samus's SpyCatsuit-covered behind, including during dramatic scenes where Samus has been shot.
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* Arcee gets occasional skidplate shots in ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', most notably in the episodes "Predatory" and "Out of the Past".
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* TheUltimateFighter spends the vast, vast majority of its focus on the fighters, and has done a generally very good job of avoiding this trope on the female fighters or the gender-flipped version on the males, though it's impossible to avoid FanService with the outfits the fighters wear for their sport. On the other hand, there are always close-ups of the ring girls' butts and often their breasts as well.

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* TheUltimateFighter ''Series/TheUltimateFighter'' spends the vast, vast majority of its focus on the fighters, and has done a generally very good job of avoiding this trope on the female fighters or the gender-flipped version on the males, though it's impossible to avoid FanService with the outfits the fighters wear for their sport. On the other hand, there are always close-ups of the ring girls' butts and often their breasts as well.
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