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->'''Meryl:''' I'll go on ahead, look at my ass.\\
'''Snake:''' Ok. Cool.
-->-- ''Franchise/MetalGear WebAnimation/{{Awesome|Series}}''

The Male Gaze is a term from {{Gaze}} theory that describes the tendency of works to assume a (straight) male viewpoint even when they do not have a specific narrative PointOfView, and in particular the tendency of works to present female characters as subjects of implicitly male visual appreciation.

One of the most obvious results of Male Gaze is the way a (usually male) director/cameraman's interest in women informs his shots, leading to a focus on breasts, legs, asses and other jiggly bits even when the film isn't necessarily supposed to be a T&A-fest. For example, a sex scene between a man and a woman may show more of her body than it does of his, or focus more on her reactions than his (see RightThroughHisPants). Alternatively, it could appear in shows that aren't overtly sexual - for example, scenes of bikini-clad female characters talking that emphasize their bodies rather than showing just their heads.

A subtle psychological effect of this is that, in visual media, audiences are primed to sympathise with, or at least respect, characters if the first prominent shot of them concentrates on their face. If it shows another body part the audience is more likely to see the character as a [[HandOfDeath threat]], or an [[{{Fanservice}} object of desire]]. It isn't difficult to override this later, but the audience will usually experience it at least subconsciously as a twist.

The term also applies in other mediums, such as video games and comic books. During the DarkAge, comic books were often perfect examples of the male gaze, with scenes being framed to show off a female character's "assets" over everything else. The trend continues at a lower level today.

If the female in question is aware of the FourthWall, she'll likely snap [[MyEyesAreUpHere "Ahem, eyes are up here!"]] at the camera/artist.

The concept was popularized in Laura Mulvey's 1973 essay "[[https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/MarkTribe/Visual+Pleasure+and+Narrative+Cinema Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema]]," quite likely the most cited essay in all of Film Studies.

See also {{Fanservice}}, JigglePhysics, {{Gainaxing}}. Not to be confused with [[QueerAsTropes Male Gays]]. Contrast LongingLook and FemaleGaze.

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* A Coke commercial featured a trio of guys at a party with a trio of girls. The viewer does not see any of the girls' faces, and the camera focuses solely on their tight clothing.
* The Brazilian Butt Lift Commercials are full of this. Not surprising considering the title.
** Justified since the ad is for a butt work out, and you have to show off the product, i.e., the results if you want to sell it.
* Evony's banner ads feature little more than a pair of gigantic boobs accompanied by the words "Play now, my lord!" or "Save your lover the Queen!" or "One click for a Roman Orgy!". Evony is a Civilization-esque strategy game.
* The ad for ''Rappelz'' starts with a close up of a female upper chest with the caption 'like what you see?'. Even when it zooms out a little, the focus is still there. The fact that she's wearing a BreastPlate doesn't help its cause.
* The banner ads for ''Claymore'' on this very wiki. The vertical one is, well, ok, showing a full body shot of one of the female characters decked out for battle. What does the horizontal view do? It starts out showing only her chest. It then moves further up her body as the ad continues, but the shot of her breasts does its job at catching your eye. [[http://img62.imageshack.us/i/claymore.png/ Feel free to make the comparison yourself]].
* Similarly for the ''Dragonaut: The Resonance'' ad. It doesn't seem to focus on anything, but the text makes it clear what you're supposed to be looking at 'Real dragons have curves'. Ironically they chose the least noticeable female dragon to portray.
** The ads for "Part 2" are similar; the vertical one is okay, but the horizontal one starts out with a shameless ass shot. Funi certainly knows how to attract the show's target audience.
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFu68oMmvtg&feature=related commercial for Corona light beer]].
* This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiRXbK5UBCk commercial for Reebok EasyTone shoes]], designed to "make your legs and butt look good". The ad is a pleasantly-constructed young woman in short shorts expounding on the virtues of the shoes in question, and the cameraman taking notice of the effect the shoes have on her legs and butt. Naturally, her response is an unamused "eyes up here" gesture.
** [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xek10u_pub-reebok-easytone-2010_music Their ads are]] ostensibly aimed at women. Maybe gay/bi women are a huge target audience for Reebok?
* An advertisement for ''It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'' played with this trope, showing the male gaze until the camera pans up revealing the woman in question to be the hideous (under the makeup, the actress is rather attractive) Margaret [=McPoyle=].
* Played with in a Jean-Paul Gautier perfume campaign. The ad for the male perfume is typical male-gaze: a sailor leaves a woman after a night of passion; she's shown half naked, writhing in the sheets. The ad for the female perfume is exactly the same, except it's the woman leaving and the sailor writhing half naked in the sheets.
* In ''Killing Us Softly: Advertising's View of Women,'' her major lecture series, Jean Kilbourne argues that the male gaze is so pervasive in modern culture, ''particularly'' advertising, that it has changed the way that women look at each other - that even heterosexual women look at other women in the way that a heterosexual man would.
* Done with a surprising amount of subtlety for an Axe hair gel commercial: A walking messy mop of hair is trying to get the attention of a pair of breasts that works with him. It's not until he uses the product in question that both he and woman see each other as complete people. This is followed by the caption: "Hair, it's what women see first" So what does that say about men?
* An advert for a South African fast food chain stated that they could tell where you'd be looking at and prove it by showing a video. Cue the first part of the advert showing a X going onto woman's breasts and the like and the second part showing it going more onto the burger video on the other side than onto the girls (although it tried to cut back to them).
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* The Harem Genre tends to be infamous for this trope. It's a quick and easy way to get a variety of girls that appeal to different types of tastes.
* This trope is used to the point of parody in Manga/KangokuGakuen when involving Meiko. A lot of panels, most noticeable the ones where she's talking to another character and having an inner monologue, are focused squarely on her butt, breasts, and crotch with her face not even in view.
* Happens in ''LightNovel/BodaciousSpacePirates'', largely with Marika, especially in the first ending credits.
* When Faye Valentine's top is cut open in the ''CowboyBebop'' [[TheMovie movie]], the camera shows nothing above or below her breasts. The TV series also has several lingering shots of Faye's legs and breasts.
* Parodied in ''Anime/ExcelSaga'': When Misaki first appears, the camera begins to pan up her body. It then does a JumpCut to her rear before resuming the pan and stopping again at her chest. She then [[NoFourthWall asks why the camera keeps stopping]]. When the camera attempts this again later, she grabs the camera and demands that it cease. Cut to a written apology from the director.
* When Gohan, Krillin and Bulma land on a strange spaceship in ''Manga/DragonBall Z,'' they want to go explore it. Bulma is apparently so excited to traverse the ship that she forgets to put on pants. She spends the next several episodes in her [[ThemeNaming eponymous]] underwear for no reason.
** Although some may not go as far as calling [[BareYourMidriff that particular]] [[WhoWearsShortShorts outfit]] "underwear" and in any event we rarely get any closeup shots of her in the Invisible Spaceship.
*** That's because her outfit was changed in the original dub. In the Japanese version and redub, the trope applies.
** Then there's Maron, Krillin's ex-girlfriend. Might be PlayingWithATrope, since the camera leers along with the male characters... an explicitly "male gaze."
* ''MazingerZ'': Often the camera lingered on Sayaka's behind, specially when she wore skirts. It also lingered on women when they were wearing one towel after one shower or changing clothes. It also happened in the sequels (''GreatMazinger'' and ''UFORoboGrendizer''). Given than [[GoNagai Mazinger's creator]] introduced Fanservice in the anime, it was to be expected. But to be fair, there also were plenty instances of FemaleGaze in the series.
* In ''[[Anime/{{Persona 4}} Persona 4: The Animation]]'' Chie gets quite a few closeups of her thighs in Episode 2. In Episode 9 they switch into Yosuke's point of view while he momentarily gazes at Chie's thighs. Episode 15 also has a closeup of her backside as she's about to sit in Yu's lap.
* In ''SuzumiyaHaruhi'', Kyon is the cameraman for the Brigade's movie; with the buxom and beautiful Mikuru the main character of said movie, the camera's view... dips... on occasion. In chronology, the first thing we see of Haruhi is her chest.
** Also [[PlayedForLaughs played less subtly for laughs]]. Itsuki jokes that Kyon and Haruhi are now {{Adam and Eve|Plot}}. Cut to a still camera shot of Haruhi walking down stairs... with the shot starting around her waist and eventually working up to her head. Less subtle indeed.
--> '''Koizumi''': Go forth, procreate.
** Haruhi's butt also gets a lot of emphasis during the Endless Eight arc.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'', used on Anzu/Tea while she was playing a Dance Dance Revolution-like game. Whether intentionally or not, it gives the impression this is where ''Yami's'' gaze is focused. Hmmm...
** [[WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries EPIC POUTING MANUEVER]]!!
** ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Carly's [[spoiler: transformation to a Dark Signer]] is ''one long focus'' at her body from her legs up. Also, Fortune Lady Lighty gets this ''on her first appearance''. Also in 5Ds, when Aki dons her outfit for riding duels, which is a bright red leather bodysuit cut low on her breasts. The pan up from her feet to her head is complete with Crow whistling at her. To top it off, Aki notes the outfit doesn't feel like her (compared to her Victorian-style influenced outfit), and Yusei assures her she looks fine.
* The OP of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has a few random shots of Revy's butt, which is in line with how she mostly gets depicted in the manga.
* The almost supernaturally endowed Rangiku Matsumoto on ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is constantly subjected to this.
** Interestingly, the similarly well-endowed Orihime Inoue is very rarely shown in a fanservicey way - unlike Matsumoto, she never even wears revealing clothes, but the camera still frequently zooms in on her chest. Especially when Kon is talking nearby.
** This whole trope made Rangiku's choices on the 'fashion show' episode 228 that much more interesting. With one possible exception - all her outfit choices were surprisingly tasteful and classy. The sixth one, the exception? No more or less revealing than an outfit you might see being worn by say, your average woman wearing a tank top and pants.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' there's a scene where Autor is walking behind Rue. The camera switches to show her walking from behind, then slowly pans down to gaze at her rear end and legs. The camera then switches to show Autor looking downwards with a blush on his face, then quickly glancing up when Rue turns towards him as if trying to cover up where his attention had gone.
* ''SoulEater'' has a really strange example. When the weapon characters are in weapon form their Meisters can still talk to them, and a reflection of their human form is shown somewhere somewhere on the weapon's surface. The female weapons' reflections are always naked, but the male weapons are fully clothed. This changes in later chapters.
** The trope actually also applies to the main character, Maka, at least in the anime. The camera really seems to enjoy showing off her extremely short skirt and long legs while she's fighting.
* In ''BusouRenkin'', Kazuki is walking behind Tokiku up some stairs. We get the expected shot from his point of view, followed by a shot of his blushing face. In light of what Tokiku's telling him at the time, the shot feels highly random.
** There's also the 2nd BeachEpisode where Tokiko complains at the camera for lingering too long on her navel.
* The third episode of ''CodeGeass'' had a blatant one of these during Kallen's shower scene. The shower curtain gets accidentally pulled aside, and we see her standing in the shower with a ToplessnessFromTheBack shot. Then the camera drops about 3 feet, perfectly framing her behind.
** R2 did this constantly, especially during its first half, to every attractive female character. Some of the most [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame egregious]] examples occurred whenever Kallen or C.C. piloted a Knightmare, including gratuitous ass shots.
* ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' is comparably blatant. [[MsFanservice The Major]] wouldn't have it any other way. Witness for example the second episode of the first season. The Major is driving a Tachikoma, stops and opens the hatch to get out... [[http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a16/Rutilcaper/sacbooty-1.jpg and the camera gives us an ''extreme'' close-up butt shot from below]].
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. [[MsFanservice The object of the gaze]] is later promoted to [[GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex Major]]. Coincidence?!
** Ritsuko, Rei, and Asuka provide the other half of the {{Fanservice}} for the show.
** Rei, especially. In ''RebuildOfEvangelion 1.0'', there is a scene near the end of the film when the camera slowly pans across her [[NippleAndDimed uncensored]] nude body as she's donning her plugsuit.
** Having lost the {{Stripperiffic}} outfit she was complaining about towards the end of the previous movie, Asuka seems to have a lot of establishing shots in ''RebuildOfEvangelion 3.0'' featuring the groin or buttocks of her plug suit.
* During Lalamon's [[TransformationSequence evolution sequence]] to Rosemon in ''Anime/DigimonSavers'', the camera makes sure to pan up her behind and directly into a cleavage shot. When the time came for ''Data Squad'', this part of the sequence was cut out.
** In ''DigimonFrontier'', when Izumi/Zoe gains her Beast Spirit evolution, Shutumon/Zephyrmon, the camera does a slow pan up her body to show off her... features, complete with Calmarimon's jealous reaction. The male characters were worried that her Beast Spirit would be hideous like Calmarimon's, but Izumi sets off to [[CuteMonsterGirl prove them wrong]].
* In ''StreetFighterAlphaTheAnimation'', the camera has so many random cuts to close ups of Chun Li's and, to a much lesser extent, Sakura's pelvic reason, that it makes for a rather entertaining drinking game.
** And in Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie, during Chun-Li's shower scene, there's a close up on her butt, and another, much more zoomed in, one in the Japanese version of the scene, complete with {{Gainaxing}} of the buttocks.
** Just before the shower scene, the [[HollywoodCyborg Monitor Cyborg]] goes for the gold as it first features Chun Li's lovely face, then her frontal assets and finally a near-lingering shot at her crotch. You can bet Bison and Vega were enjoying the view.
* Played with in ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''. In the eighth episode, Thymilph is seen watching the heroes on a [[OminousMultipleScreens Wall Of Monitors]]. One of them has a close-up of Kiyoh's breasts. There are also instances of {{Gainaxing}} which the camera sometimes gives particular focus to. Simon's or Kamina's gaze does linger on early in the show, and getting a "good look" at the girls is even a plot point during the sixth episode.
** The camera is specifically Kamina's gaze on first meeting Yoko. She even [[FourthWallPsych looks into it mildly irked]], but his eye keeps roving.
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsi9y1SIsoY Good morning, sunshine.]]" We get a view from Yoko's chest, seeing quite a bit...
* Two of these show up in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', oddly enough. One is the series's sole PantyShot, tho done in such closeup that you can't really tell what it is until it's over and others are reacting. Both are primarily due to the subject (Sakaki, sadly) being the focus of the gaze in both cases--the shot is supposed to be that of the staring character. Only one is an actual male, though.
* Weird example from the ''GetBackers'' manga. Ban, Ginji, Kazuki and Juubei are taking a bath in a {{hot spring|sEpisode}}. Ban, Ginji, and Juubei generally stay submerged below the shoulders--but Kazuki, who only ''[[DudeLooksLikeALady looks]]'' like a girl, gets some very obvious ToplessnessFromTheBack and ass-shots, to the point where Ban is kind enough to cover up his guy-parts at one point for the [[{{Shonen}} intended audience]] and tell us all how hot a girl Kazuki would be.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' does this on a regular basis. The "camera" occasionally focuses on the girls' butts for [[{{Fanservice}} no reason in particular]], and anytime a girl does anything active, a PantyShot is inevitable. [[ClothingDamage Even if the girl is wearing something other than a skirt]].
* The various works of GoNagai. He's not very subtle about it.
* Yakumo in the ''SchoolRumble'' manga when she first meets Harima. This was left out in the anime.
* ''StrikeWitches''. None of the girls wear pants or skirts. The camera makes sure that we're aware of this.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', it's not unusual to focus shots on the Homunculi's ouroborus tattoos. Lust's tattoo is right above her cleavage. Maes Hughes {{lampshade|Hanging}}s this one for us.
** Used as foreshadowing in "The Philosopher's Stone" episode of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime]]. A delivery woman is warned about a SerialKiller who goes after pretty, young women. Then there's a nice body shot of Winry when she meets the woman at her refrigerated van. [[spoiler:Turns out that woman staring at Winry [[UnsettlingGenderReveal isn't]]]].
* One can't really blame people for [[BestKnownForTheFanservice remembering the exploding panties]] in the first season of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. The first season's TransformationSequence had a lot of panning shots of the underaged title character's naked body and it was used often. Though they were still present, these were toned down in later seasons.
** In the first two seasons, Arf's very round butt gets plenty of close-ups.
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%% replacement: The MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Doujinshi "To Say Nothing of the Dog" provides an example that may [[YuriGenre just as well be classified as]] FemaleGaze.
** [[PlayingWithTropes Lampshaded and...inverted? Subverted? Actually inverted]] FemaleGaze? Anyway, a GirlsLove example in [[http://dynasty-scans.com/reader/chapters/to_say_nothing_of_the_dog/249#6 this]] MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha {{Doujinshi}}.
* ''RosarioToVampire'' screams this trope the whole time. Especially when Kurumu appears, or when Moka transforms.
* In ''[[MegaManStarForce Ryuusei no Rockman Tribe]]'', it's pretty hard to keep the drama of Akane being kidnapped by Phantom Black when the camera keeps framing her behind and chest in the middle of shots.
* Done often with Nodoka in ''Manga/{{Saki}}'', sometimes via an actual in-story camera man.
* Done to a {{Narm}}ful extent in the first arc of the ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' anime.
* Here's a challenge: find a single episode of ''{{NEEDLESS}}'' that does not do this at least a few times.
* ''Anime/{{Stratos 4}}''. The opening sequence alone is already ''filled with these''.
* In ''Literature/{{Durarara}}'', whenever [[HotForStudent Professor Nasujima]] is in the scene, you can bet that a very large portion of the screentime will be dedicated to [[http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/8837/hp317wopdz.jpg his favorite set of twins]]
* Many moments in ''LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}}'', but most obviously, the very beginning. In this line of thought, a citation from Kizumonogatari:
--> '''Hanekawa''': "Am I imagining things, or does it feel like the details regarding my skirt would span about four pages?"
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Often happens in regards to Tsunade. She is ... well-endowed, and virtually any frame featuring her also features her cleavage.
* In chapter 312 of ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' Isidro meets the enthusiastic Isma, who leans over to talk to him with her chest standing on the height of his eyes. There's even an arrow pointing from his eyes to her breasts.
* In a BeachEpisode of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Ami has found Usagi's little brother, unconcious. When he wakes up, she's so happy he's okay that she hugs him, and the audience catches all this from behind her. And there was some...surprising [[BarelyThereSwimwear detail]] as well.
* In ''RahXephon'', when Ayato is introduced to female characters, the "camera", showing his viewpoint, makes it clear exactly which features he's focusing on.
* Male Gaze is the only shot/angle/juxtaposition in existence in the ''GoDannar'' universe.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'', one of the first hints Ennis is a love interest of Firo is a subtle use of this trope: The moment they bump into each other, the "camera" starts on her chest for a split second.
* In ''TenchiMuyo GXP'', the view seems to settle on Lady Seto's chest whenever she appears.
* Satoshi Urushihara's work. It's no secret he draws a lot of naked women, but what really makes it this trope is how, whenever a woman is naked, she will ''always'' be positioned so her breasts are included in the panel. It actually gets kind of {{narm}}y after a while.
* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - The cameraman of the ''[[ShowWithinAShow Ribbit Ribbit Kitchen]]'' certainly knows where he's aiming the camera.
* 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.
* ''SorcererHunters'' runs on this trope, being a kind of pervy comedy show where the two female leads are S&M queens, but the opening sequence has numerous T&A close-ups. There's a short sequence of a lady who doesn't seem to appear anywhere in the actual show, touching her thighs and red-painted lips, but we never see her face: her only distinct feature is a lot of long, black hair, so [[FanDisservice she might be]] [[{{Bishonen}} Marron.]]
* ''SwordArtOnline'': You know, that girl just watched her friend get brutally murdered. Is this ''really'' the best time to dangle the camera next to her [[FormFittingWardrobe impossibly tightly-clothed butt?]] (Asuna gets an unusual amount of this in the same episode, so that episode's director is most likely to blame...)
** The camera seems to have quite the thing for [[NotBloodRelated Suguha]]'s boobs. Whether it's in the shower, in pajamas, changing, or in the OpeningSequence, it's as if the show has to remind us of how stacked she is.
* Played for laughs in AxisPowersHetalia with Ukraine's introduction to emphasize her [[GagBoobs large tracts of land]]. This comes up again later when Prussia sees his ChildhoodFriend Hungary's shirt ripped to AbsoluteCleavage levels, focusing in on her breasts. However, this is more because this is the case of an UnsettlingGenderReveal as both had thought that Hungary was a man.
* In ''Anime/{{K}}'' well-endowed Seri Awashima is constantly subjected to camera angles that focus on her posterior and breasts.
* In the first episode of ''Manga/KOn'', Yui slips and falls on her bottom in her rush to get ready for school. The camera goes in for an extended close-up on her rear as she scrambles to her feet.
* Interestingly in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', the artist doesn't seem to be purposely trying to draw White as a fanservice-y character, but the way her [[WhoWearsShortShorts daisy dukes]] naturally accentuate her butt has readers going "DAT ASS" every time we see her from the back.
** Elesa is first formally introduced with her on her knees and her rear facing the audience.
* Manga/TheElectricTaleOfPikachu had a scene in Chapter Two where Ash couldn't take his eyes off Misty at the start of the gym challenge, as she was wearing a form-fitting wetsuit (which was a more revealing swimsuit in the original uncensored publications). She belts him with a Shellder for gawking.
* Played with to [[FanDisservice horrifying]] and [[GallowsHumor comical]] effect in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. The Female Titan has quite the nice figure, and [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] refers to her as "the one with the nice ass". Said nice ass is only partially [[BodyHorror covered in skin]], and since she's a [[AttackOfThe50FtWhatever giant]] the characters naturally focus on her rear end when pursuing her on horseback. One of the 4-koma parodies runs with this, with Armin accused of having looked at the Female Titan "like that" with numerous shots of him staring at her body.
* Ultear from ''Manga/FairyTail'' gets at least many shots of her backside as her face, especially in the Tenrou Island arc when she is wearing SensualSpandex. It even gets involuntarily hilarious when she appears in a DreamSequence of Gray's. All we see is the naked butt and legs of a woman, and we only find out it's Ultear because Gray says her name.
** Lucy gets the same treatment, only with her breasts. It's getting harder and harder to find a panel with her where you can only see her face.
* This trope is used quite extensively in episode 8 of ''Manga/GochuumonWaUsagiDesuKa'' when first showing off the girls in their swimsuits.
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[[folder: Comic Books]]
* Comic artists who draw this way will often show a female character facing away from the camera, but twisting her back (sometimes improbably) towards the 'camera' so that the viewer can get a good look at [[BoobsAndButtPose her breasts as well as her behind]].
** Rob Liefeld is probably the most infamous artist here; see, for instance, [[http://girl-wonder.org/girlsreadcomics/index.php?entry=entry061207-235832 here]].
** Ed Benes has a reputation for this too, though his knowledge of human anatomy at least allows him to make them look ''human'' when they do such unlikely poses.
** Artist Mike Choi drew a cover that showed a character in this pose. He got called out for this in a review that was so critical and apparently so painful to read that Choi has stopped reading reviews about his work, period. Even the good ones. Interestingly, he stated nothing about whether or not he stopped drawing women in the BoobsAndButtPose.
** Near anything by Frank Cho.
** There's everyone's favorite, [[http://j-scott-campbell.deviantart.com/ J. Scott Campbell]].
** Hilariously subverted with the phenomenon called [[http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/the-hawkeye-initiative The Hawkeye Initiative]] where the sexy poses of female comic book characters are redrawn featuring [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Hawkeye Hawkeye]].
* PlayedWith in an ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan / UltimateXMen crossover: Peter had been, basically, treating Jean, resident psychic, fairly well...until she brought up the fact that mosy guys are usually thinking dirty, filthy thoughts about her. Peter then spends the next 22 panels doing just that and apologizing.
* ''ComicBook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder'' features an issue in which Vicki Vale spends a scene standing around posing in lacy pink underwear for absolutely no reason. The script for the scene (included in the trade paperback) contains a blatant admission from Frank Miller as to what he was doing: "Okay, I'm shameless, let's go with an ASS SHOT."
* In ''TheLoners'' the team debate whether the villainess's getup is a costume or a tattoo.
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* [[http://www.tgfa.org/comics/courier/images/Gambit_Ann2000_02.jpg Courier]] from the ''ComicBook/{{Gambit}}'' ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' spinoff. Interestingly, Courier was a ''male'' shapeshifter who was [[ShapeshifterModeLock Mode Locked]] in this form by Mr. Sinister.
* Italian comic (eventually imported to America) ''Route de Maisons Rouge''. [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ct05Mj0w4VM/SY2KqMsz-NI/AAAAAAAAASM/oUuzB9WSSY0/s1600-h/Vincenzo+Cucca.jpg This page says it all]]. Though since the comic is about feuding brothels, it is perhaps to be expected.
* ''SinCity'', Frank Miller's love letter to the pulp/noir genre. Any female characters who aren't [[BandOfBrothels gun-toting self-regulating prostitutes]] tend to fall at either extreme end of the Innocent Angel-Cold-Hearted Femme Fatale spectrum, and in [[DoubleStandard striking contrast]] to Miller's diverse, interesting and strikingly designed male characters, are virtually identical from the neck down and drawn with sex appeal as forethought
* A lot of it in ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', which is parodying the entire concept. One example, Emp comes home from a successful mission still wearing the HotLibrarian outfit she was using. Thug Boy's POV panels focus on Emp so much that they are forcing her talk bubbles out of the frame.
* When the final issues of Ultimate Wolverine VS. Hulk FINALLY came out, there's a scene with Betty Ross injecting herself with a drug in her buttocks, which are front-and-center in the panel.
* Averted in one issue of ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' where Wonder Woman is interrogating a prisoner about who tried to kill Ray Palmer's wife. The prisoner is said to be smart because he's focusing on Wonder Woman's lasso, not her cleavage.
* [[http://www.archiefans.com/gallery/d/16591-1/Cheryl+Blossom+2nd+appearance.jpg Cheryl Blossom's]] second appearance in ArchieComics. Of course, Jughead could care less.
* One of the first things we see of Starfire in ''ComicBook/RedHoodAndTheOutlaws'' is her ass. And ''only'' her ass, since the panel cuts off her body from the waist up. To say nothing of the fact that the swimsuit scene in the first issue was supposed to have her in a ''semi transparent bikini'', though the editorial shot that one down.
* Also in the New52, the first issue of the ''ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}'' solo title was criticised for opening with an action scene that spent two full pages on close-up images of different parts of Selina's anatomy before bothering to show her face.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Navarone regularly does this in ''FanFic/DiariesOfAMadman'' and openly admits it in his narration, particularly later on in the story as he becomes more depraved.
* Valkron repeatedly does this in ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorldSoldiersOfFortune'' concerning Iruna's chest despite the fact that she never wears anything revealing over the course of the story. He is well aware of this, internally reprimanding himself for it. It does hint at his growing attraction for her.
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[[folder:Film]]
* 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 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 ''MST3K'' {{Mockbuster}} ''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}}'' 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.
* Elastigirl in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. There's even one scene where she sighs after seeing the size of her behind in a mirror.
* ''The Sentinel'' and ''Harsh Times'' 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.
* Toward the end of ''Film/{{Alien}}'', there's a long scene where Ripley's in a shirt and panties. During the whole time, the camera's focus is clearly aimed rather lower than her face, and doesn't go back up to its usual height until after she gets some more clothes on.
* Spoofed hilariously in ''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/CasinoRoyale'' manages to make it both DarkerAndEdgier and StupidSexyFlanders by showing how Daniel Craig looks in blue instead...
* In ''[[Film/AustinPowers Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery]]'', we first see Vanessa Kensington via a slow pan up her entire body.
* When Sue from is bending over in her (very) string'd bath suit, [[CrocodileDundee Mick "Crocodile" Dundee]] is watching her from behind the bushes.
-->'''Sue Charlton''': That croc was going to eat me alive.
-->'''Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee''': Well, I wouldn't hold that against him. Same thought crossed my mind once or twice.
* 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 River's feet.
* ''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.
* The final poster of ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' features all of the main characters, including The Baroness, but she is the only one facing the viewer, along with her body twisted in a Rob Liefield-style pose so her ass is as well. Then again, [[TheBaroness it's more or less in-character]].
* Anyone who has seen the second ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie 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.
** He asked some people why they watched the first one; "[[JustHereForGodzilla For the hot chick]]." So he decided to get it out of the way before he started.
** The third film 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.]]
** The fourth film 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 ''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.
* ''The Lady in the Lake'' used the stylistic choice of filming every scene as it would be viewed by Philip Marlowe. In one instance, the woman he's talking to goes out of focus, because he's busy leering at her SexySecretary.
* In ''Film/LostInTranslation'' the background of the opening credits is a shot of Creator/ScarlettJohansson's behind. Interestingly enough, this scene was shot by Sofia Coppola, who acted out the shot herself first to make the actress more comfortable.
* Scarlett Johannsson's "panty shot" establishes character in ''Film/ThePerfectScore''.
* Even ''Film/{{Hitchcock}}'', in which Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh of ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' fame, gives Scarlett's behind some screentime.
* In Creator/WoodyAllen's ''{{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, ''[[TheBoondockSaints The Boondock Saints: All Saints Day]]'', 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 ass.
* ''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 ''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 ''{{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.
* Occurs when Julie Warner's character is introduced in the ''Puppet Masters'', but it's actually a plot point. After she [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on its occurrence, the lack of male gaze by the townsfolk is her first sign that something is very wrong.
* In ''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]] FanArt for ''Film/TheAvengers''
** [[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.
* In ''Film/TakeTheLead'', we have lead actor AntonioBanderas dancing a fiery tango with the movie's main antagonist, played by Katya Virshilas, who gets several long, lingering, even slow-motion shots of her legs while she spins, her breasts, her hips, and a few overhead shots that go straight down her cleavage. The studio probably could have saved a lot of money casting a stand-in for Mr. Banderas, who is mostly obscured for all but ''one'' brief shot where we see his face.
* The first shot of Ann-Margret in the Music/ElvisPresley vehicle ''Viva Las Vegas'' is of her legs only, walking into a garage where Elvis and another man are under a car. The camera then tracks up her body as the men get out from under the car, and cuts to an extreme close-up of her rear end as she walks away from them.
* ''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 VanessaHudgens in ''[[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 SomeLikeItHot.
* An interesting subversion in 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.
* ''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.
** Not to mention the scene prior to this where Happy is driving her to Stark Towers and she begins changing in the backseat. The viewers are treated to one lone leg rise up....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 epicly heroic attempt to do so. It doesn't help that Natasha is played by Scarlett Johansson so.....
* ''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 ass was 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 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.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', when Esmeralda is being taken to the gallows, Victor Hugo spends an inordinate amount of page space describing her "long black hair... more lustrous than the raven's wing," her "half-naked shoulders" and "bare legs," and her desperate attempts to hold her garment closed with her teeth.
* In a lot of LinCarter's works, (particularly Zanthodon) he'll often spend a paragraph repeating descriptions of all the naked or scantily-clad female characters' attributes every couple of pages. You could make a drinking game out of all the times he uses the phrases like "flawless breasts", "supple body", "luscious mouth". Doesn't help that they are often threatened with rape by pirates or savages every few chapters as well.
* A short story by French author Anna Gavalda centers around the Male Gaze. The protagonist, a single woman, goes to the bar in search of some fun. A man starts talking to her boobs, but she refuses to acknowledge him. He even switches language from French to English, before he thinks to look two decimeters higher. "Fancy that! I have a face, too!" she thinks, before telling him off.
* Milton's frequent descriptions of the beautiful, graceful Eve in ''Literature/ParadiseLost''.
* Most of the female characters in the entirety of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', especially the many [[InhumanlyBeautifulRace fairies and White Court vampires.]]
-->'''Harry''' ''(narrating)'': One thing Spenser fails to mention is that the Faerie Queen has a great ass.
** The most gratuitous examples tend to happen [[Fridge/TheDresdenFiles when Harry is sexually frustrated.]]
* Elizabeth George is guily of this in her book ''[[InspectorLynley Careless in Red]]'', where everyone, including the women make asessments of the women's looks by zooming in on their body type and clothing. This is where we get women doing almost pornographic descriptions of other women "as if to check out the competetion", as George puts it although there is no man around. For some reason all the characters also seems to have the same standards of beauty, and write off women who are two fat or too skinny as impossible love interests for the victim, since "she could never be the subject of a young man's lustful gaze".
* JohnCarterOfMars is an officer and a gentleman. Except for a reference to Dejah Thoris' 'perfectly symetrical figure' and an occasional 'bare shoulder' you would never guess he is surrounded by pulchritudinous damsels clad in nothing more than leather straps and jewelry.
* In Lee Child's ''[[JackReacher Without Fail]]'', Jack Reacher's partner Frances Neagley has an ass which regularly gets noted approvingly (even by the book's other main female character). This actually proves to be plot-relevant. [[spoiler: When they have a word with the man handling Secret Service surveillance tapes - who tampered with them as part of the plot to assassinate the Vice-President-elect because the people responsible kidnapped his wife - he's so nervous he never even notices Neagley's behind, which he would certainly have done otherwise.]]
* In the ''WheelOfTime'', so many of the main cast are implausibly beautiful, this happens a lot in-universe.
** Happens to Min a fair amount. Other important female characters frequently call her breeches indecent, while themselves showing off vast ... tracts of land.
** Elayne and Nynaeve roller-coastered this trope during their adventures. To the point of being unreliable narrators about it.
** As usual for them, the Aiel completely ignore this trope, except in shaming "Wetlanders". Their sweat tents are co-ed.
** Special mention to Birgitte, who wears high heels and wears pants in an era of corsets. After Birgitte ranted about how all of the Elayne's allies' houses sent children to help fight, Elayne's advisor points out that they have to work with what they have, others (including her) have survived similar circumstances, and then ''serves'' Birgitte:
--> "... If you can't keep him reined in as Captain-General, I suggest you try walking for him. The way he was eyeing those breeches of yours, he'll follow anywhere you lead."
* At one point in ''Literature/WarOfTheDreaming'', [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Wendy]] and [[TheAllAmericanBoy Galen]] enter the dream-world to consult with Prometheus. On "waking" up, Wendy demands to know why, if they are climbing a mountain, she is dressed in high heels and fishnet stockings. Galen starts to explain that it's his dream they are in, and [[DiggingYourselfDeeper this is how he always thought of--]] uh, that it's symbolic.
* In ''{{Literature/Shadowboy}}'', the narrator is a {{Hormone Addled Teenager}}, leading to moments of distraction, in particular when he first meets Pam.
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[[folder: Live Action TV]]
* The majority of ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' consisted of butt and cleavage-shots, despite being marketed as a "female empowerment" show, by the time Shannen Doherty was gone, the girls were teasing their way through everyday life.
* The ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Let He Who Is Without Sin" featured a pointless close-up of Vanessa Williams' rear as she walked past the camera.
** Any episode of ''Series/StarTrek'' set on Risa features this in spades.
* ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie]]'' (the second one) gives the camera a definite fixation on then Pink Ranger Kat, most notably a very blatant ass shot during a jungle scene. Tanya, the then Yellow, seems to escape this.
* ''Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon'' also featured a [[http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u136/Arrowned/vlcsnap-1849724.png blatant ass shot]] as Rei, [[http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u136/Arrowned/vlcsnap-1851043.png dressed as a pop star]] for a pseudo-concert, walked towards her dressing room. This show was a live-action one about five {{Magical Girl}}s in schoolgirl outfits; a large portion of the show featured significant Male Gaze on general principle.
* ''DarkAngel'' has this in spades. With hundreds of shots of Creator/JessicaAlba's ass (most notably in the pilot when Logan catches Max robbing him, and in the episode "Haven" where we get a shot of Max bending over a pool table which actually is from the POV of a male character - he even ''says'' "Just enjoying the view"). Half the time that Alec's on a mission with Max or standing next to her, etc. His gaze never goes above her neckline.
** And then there was "Fuhgeddaboudit," which '''began''' with a pan up our heroine's legs clad in a ''very'' short skirt.
* The ''PainkillerJane'' TV series used this a couple of times in the assassination plot/time loop episode: we get to see Jane put her pants on over that nice black pair of panties (from the front, showing off her nice legs), and see the barely-clad ass of the girl Connor was having sex with...
* On ''{{Seacht}}'', kisses between LipstickLesbian couples far outnumber any others.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' seem to go out of their way to try and balance it out. To make up for the cleavage shots, we get a Sammy-In-A-Towel coming out of the shower. To make up for the demon sluttiness, we get two women in "The Kids Are Alright" ogling Dean's arse and obviously thinking that they would love to have him as a sex toy. And while they certainly have a hot woman every episode, they pay just as much loving attention to the male leads' attributes - even going as far to pan up a sleeping Dean's naked legs in an early Season One episode.
* The slow, ''slow'' pan up from 80's-hookerwear-clad Alex Drake's feet in the ''AshesToAshes'' pilot. (She went for a ''really'' unlikely length of time without changing clothes.)
* ''Series/DoctorWho''- Romana I is introduced via a pan up her entire body, "The Girl in the Fireplace" has a pan across Creator/BilliePiper's tight T-shirt and jeans-clad body, and Catherine Tate's cleavage has a special place in Who fandom. Much like ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', they do attempt to balance this - Naked Jack, anybody?
** Peri was introduced with a pan up her bikini-clad body. In one of the few episodes directed by a woman, oddly. Since the producer insisted on Peri revealing as much flesh as possible, the director may not have had a say in the matter.
** Peri was brought back in the awful "Dimensions in Time" Who[=/=]Eastenders {{crossover}} short. One of the scenes was of her boinging across the square in a low-cut top... towards the camera.
%% should we remove this?
** Who can forget the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGd20z6lLdo#t=5m17 Wardrobe Malfunction]]? (There was an interview with Nicola Bryant who was surprised they left that in)
** The scene in "The Mind Robber" where Jamie and Zoe are clinging to the console, which has been framed to very prominently display Wendy Padbury's bottom.
** Karen Gillian's introduction, in a strong contrast with Rose, Martha, and Donna's first appearances, was a slow lingering shot from her legs up, while she was dressed in her police woman kissogram costume. Complete with ShakingHerHairLoose when she takes off her cap.
* ''Series/TheXFiles'' [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0751071/ episode directed by Gillian Anderson]] starts with the Male Gaze (camera just below armpit level, directed past Scully's bosom) and turns to FemaleGaze (Mulder asleep in bed).
* ''SlingsAndArrows'' does an appropriately meta version of this: the husband of the Minister of Culture comes to several performances, and brings binoculars. There's always a brief shot through the binoculars, in which we see that he's focusing on the lead actress's cleavage.
* ''Series/{{Baywatch}}''.
* Every episode of the 2008 ''KnightRider'' series has one of the lead females run around in a bikini or underwear for some obscure reason.
* When Rachel Luttrell was pregnant on ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' and her chest grew accordingly, directors always made sure that her cleavage stayed in frame, even at the expense of the top half of the heads of main characters who dared to be standing and talking while Teyla sat.
* Happens from time to time on ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'':
** There are regular long, slow tracking shots of Cameron's well-formed behind as she slowly, deliberately walks along.
** Jesse is introduced in a swimming pool scene that gives a lot of attention to her bikini-clad body. This may have been a deliberate attempt to make the audience think that she was just there as a love-interest for Derek, rather than being the major player and ruthless ManipulativeBastard that she actually is.
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': Camera focusing mostly on Lana Lang's body (her body-double's, actually) doing cartwheels in a tiny red bathing suit in episode "Nicodemus". Half of the episode "Exposed", which features plenty of gorgeous, mostly naked strippers, including Lois Lane. Half of the scenes with Lois Lane in general, e.g. "Aqua": Lois getting out of the water, wearing the tiniest bikini that could be found while the camera crawls lovingly over her body in (what else) slow motion.
* KellyHu spent a fair proportion of the pilot episode of ''Series/MartialLaw'' hanging around in a bikini.
* In ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Tony got busted for Male Gaze, not once but ''twice'' within the episode "Driven". And this was ''after'' the SensitivityTraining in the beginning of the episode. First he decided to snap a picture of Ziva's tightly-clad backside when she bends over at a crime scene. Result: [[DopeSlap Gibbs Slap]]. Later when he's on a special mission for Jenny and was wearing [[GogglesDoSomethingUnusual special camera glasses]], he was caught looking at the rears of passing women and had to be reminded to "keep his eyes on the prize".
* ''Series/BurnNotice'', an otherwise excellent show, ''adores'' this trope. Their idea of an "establishing shot" seems to be an aerial view of Miami, and then a rather longer shot of random bikini-clad T&A jiggling by. Faces are optional. They also use these shots as the occasional bumper between scenes. Semi-justified, since Micheal hung out at the beach after getting burned, knowing suit-wearing bad guys would stick out.
** This may be a harkening back to ''MiamiVice'', which put two of these occurances in the opening credits.
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'''s Sarah Walker has been the subject of a quite a few male gaze moments. Most of the time the camera plays it straight, because honestly, you don't need to work hard to make the sight of Yvonne Strahovski in her underwear look sexy. But sometimes it goes into outright leering territory, from Chuck's fantasy of her cartwheeling into the Buy More in her Orange Orange tank top to the shots from behind when she was dressed in only a tank top and panties. At least Chuck himself is respectful of women.
** Averted just the once when Morgan got his own [[FanNickname Buy More Wind Machine]] moment in "Chuck Versus the Tooth".
** In "Chuck Versus the Fear of Death," they went out of their way with the gaze when it came to Greta, both in terms of the show's camera angles and in-character camera shots as the Buy More team stalked her around the building.
*** The ''very first'' shot of Greta was a very slow pan up the legs of [[LegacyCharacter Greta #1]] (Creator/OliviaMunn) as she walked (in slow-mo) towards Chuck and Morgan upon their entering the Buy More in "Chuck Versus the Anniversary."
* Spoofed in ''Series/{{Cybill}}'', when the title character starred in an ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' rip-off called ''Lifeforms''. The pilot episode featured countless shots of her legs and cleavage and very few of her face. This annoys her at first, but Cybill soon uses the fact that her legs are the most popular thing in the show to bully the male star and showrunner into rehiring the original creator.
* Lampshaded on ''Series/TopGear'', when May is at a Southern California beach talking about the Honda FCX. The cameraman turns to focus on a trio of convenient volleyball-playing girls, and May has to clear his throat to get his attention back.
* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' has Sam, whose butt gets a good amount of camera shots in the newer seasons.
** In "iSaved Your Life", Carly actually slapped Sam's butt. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Sam doesn't seem to mind though,]] and she leaves the room with a smile on her face.
* The first episode of ''Series/That70sShow'' features a POV shot as Eric goes into Donna's house. When Donna's mom appears, the camera goes straight to her cleavage.
* Both present and averted in ''TrueBlood'' lots of lingering shots of sexy women dancing, breasts, butts, and legs, but also shots of naked men's bottoms, chests, clothed crotches, and the like. Mostly uses Jason Stackhouse, but Sam and Lafayette get shown that way too.
* Really strong in the introduction to ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' - the camera pans up her legs as she fastens her boots, up her body, lingers on her breasts as she fastens the straps of her armor, etc. Occurred pretty frequently in the show as well, especially any that involved Xena dancing.
* In the Comedy Central series ''SecretGirlfriend'', the camera is at all times the POV of the main (male) character, a HeroicMime who is "played" by the (presumably male) viewer, in a form of second-person television.
* The first episode of ''{{UFO}}'' opens with a hemline-level view of a mini-skirted dolly bird sashaying away from the camera. It might have been [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture set in The Eighties]], but the mentality was strictly that of TheSeventies!
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. In "Sacrifice" Starbuck has been called on to handle a hostage situation while on leave on Cloud Nine, so she's briefing the marines in a cocktail dress. When her eyes go off them for a second the camera quickly dips down to her cleavage, mimicking what the marines are undoubtedly looking at in that moment.
* Cuddy from ''Series/{{House}}'' wears unusually tight clothing for a professional woman, and the camera increasingly lingers on her rear or cleavage as the series goes on. Her strip scene in House's fantasy at the end of season 4.
* ''Series/MadMen'' has the walking, talking embodiment of this trope in Joan Holloway. There's this so-meta-it-hurts shot in the episode where they're brainstorming for Belle Jolie that has Joan approach what she knows is two-way glass (with a bunch of horny ad execs behind it), turn around, and bends over. The camera goes right where you'd expect it to.
* In episode "Sabrina Unplugged" of the show ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'', protagonist Sabrina Spellman is given a revealing red dress, a hair bleaching and has her breasts and butt accidentally enlarged by a co-worker with to a photoshop-like program from a magical computer she had teleported into (suspension of disbelief for silliness required). Though the episode's theme is about body image and how people shouldn't focus too much on how people look, the camera doesn't hesitate to spend most of the episode focused on actress Melissa Joan Hart's enhanced cleavage.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Penny, the show's [[TheSmurfettePrinciple only major female character]], starts off as a generic girlfriend character with no purpose except to look cute. Thankfully, the writers eventually gave her a personality and role beyond eye-candy. [[http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/01/how_degazing_saved_the_big_ban.html NPR article]].
** However, promos for the series, including billboards, magazine ads, and even TV bumpers, constantly plaster her in the foreground, with the other characters in the background, thus making it seems like the series is about a hot blonde girl that nerds obsessively fawn over.
* The ''CSIVerse'' has a lot of this (especially ''Series/CSIMiami'').
* In an episode of Season 8 of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Chloe, queen of sarcasm, is berating a colleague for not doing his job properly because he's checking out Katie Sackhoff. As she leaves, she sarcastically asks why he doesn't just stare at her rear as she walks away. So he and the camera does.
* At about 0:17 in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85gf1jGewtk this promo]] for the Creator/{{Lifetime}} Channel's show, ''TheProtector''.
* In British gardening show ''GroundForce'', the cameraman is extremely skilled at getting downblouse shots on notoriously bra-less gardener Charlie Dimmock. Her omission of bra and preference for t-shirts with low or loose necks assured a large male following for the show, some of whom even knew which end of a spade goes in the ground. And the same camera team also knew their business when it rained and Charlie was working in the wet..
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'': Liz Lemon knows all about this trope. Her 'mentee' Hazel Wassername however...
-->'''Hazel''': When I confronted him about it he was so condescending! He laughed at me, then he undressed me with his eyes; then he had his way with me, with his eyes.
-->'''Liz''': Ugh, the Male Gaze...
-->'''Hazel''': Yeah, they're all a bunch of gays...
* Actually a plot point on ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryMurderHouse''. [[spoiler: Moira is DeadAllAlong, but Ben still sees her as a sexy redhead in a fetish maid outfit while Vivian sees her as an old woman.]] Lampshaded when Moira says [[AllMenArePerverts men see what they want to]] while women see into a person's soul.
* In the "Series/PersonOfInterest": episode 'Booked Solid' Pennsylvania's secretary, Ms. May (Root, actually) enters his office wearing a tight dress. Before we see her face, the camera only shows her rather large behind.
* In the second episode of the first season of "Series/TheWalkingDead", there is a shot that follows Amy while she is walking to Lori with a bucket of mushrooms. You are able to see her butt while she is walking for about 20 seconds in this scene.
* ''Series/RuPaulsDragRace'' is shot this way, both for the fanservicey "Pit Crew" and for the contests in drag. And at least one, but more often two or three challenges per season will be photography-based - Invoking this trope.
* An episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' featuring a slain plastic surgeon lingers for rather longer than strictly necessary on a patient of his who has rather obviously had a lot of work done. Castle notices, too, and Beckett wonders aloud what it is with men and boobs.
--> '''Castle:''' ''(matter-of-factly)'' Biological. We can't help it.\\
'''Beckett:''' Doesn't it bother you that they're so obviously not real?\\
'''Castle:''' Santa's not real. We still like opening his presents.
* An increasingly common pose in cable period dramas like ''TheTudors'' and ''[[Literature/TheCousinsWarSeries The White Queen]]'' is where a man stands behind a woman to "seductively" help her out of her gown (which fastens in the back), [[SarcasmMode purely by coincidence]] allowing for an unobstructed view of her breasts when he slips the gown from her shoulders.
* Inverted in the ''Series/{{Glee}}'' episode "Frenemies". At the end of the "My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It)" number, Tina pushes Artie off his wheelchair, and we are treated to a brief close-up of his ass, of all things, as he crashes to the floor.
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[[folder:Music]]
* ''Dead Prez's'' music video to ''Hip Hop'' started with a shot of a woman's ass, which was then captioned with the words: "Now that we got your attention". Then raps about social warfare.
* This is pretty much what Creator/RoyOrbison's big hit "Pretty Woman" is all about.
* Male-to-male example: The [[http://vjarmy.com/wiki/index.php/File:Wow_Wow_VENUS.png album art]] for the [[Music/{{BEMANI}} VENUS]] song "Wow Wow VENUS" shows DJ Yoshitaka facing Sota Fujimori and looking down at his crotch.
* Surprisingly averted in Juvenile's video for ''Rodeo''. It goes behind the scenes at a strip club, showing the difficult lives of the strippers. While there are scenes showing them dancing, the camera focuses on their faces, showing how many of them are sad, bored, worried or stressed.
* Three words. '''[[Music/SirMixALot BABY GOT BACK.]]'''
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''Pinball/EightBallDeluxe'', one of the playfield images is a woman in tight jeans with her back to the viewer, leaning over the pool table...
* The playfield for Creator/{{Bally}}'s ''Pinball/{{Xenon}}'' shows a woman with her back to the player, arms upraised.
* ''Pinball/EvelKnievel'' features several female fans with [[BigBreastPride large breasts]] and wearing [[FormFittingWardrobe tight T-shirts.]]
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[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Turn on any Wrestling/{{WWE}} show. Find a woman wrestling and chances are the cameras are focusing on her breasts falling out of her top, jiggling as she moves, or competing for who can get the most ass shots. Even more so if she is any competition that is not wrestling, WWE tending to have "bikini contests" and such seemingly just to facilitate this, though they seem to be on their way out since the return to the PG rating.
* "Extreme Expose": The segment being the part in the show where three scantily clad women - [[Wrestling/KellyKelly one just]] ''[[Wrestling/KellyKelly barely]]'' [[Wrestling/KellyKelly over the age of 18]] - dance to club music in the ring. It started as the 18-year-old's way to show off how much of an "exhibitionist" she was.
* {{Subverted| Trope}} and {{Justified| Trope}} in OVW during a Wrestling/LeidTapa vs Blossom Twin match, as the camera was being held by Eddy Valiant, whose girlfriend Epiphany was later seen demanding him to stop filming.
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[[folder: Sports]]
* NFL cheerleaders and NBA dancers.
* Thanks to [[Main/ErinAndrews Erin Andrews]], it has become for common for sideline and courtside reporters to be female.
* Very common in the [[Main/SuperBowl Super Bowl]], where most of the national anthem singers are women.
* Spotting pretty women in the crowds of sporting events has become such an obvious trope that it has it's own name among cameramen, the "Honey Shot." [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_spot/2014/07/07/andy_sidaris_the_man_who_invented_sports_television_s_honey_shot.html This article]] details how it was essentially the brainchild of Andy Sidaris, the director for ABC football broadcasts. Note that some women (Jenn Sterger, Pamela Anderson) have even gained careers from being spotted in sports crowds.
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[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* In the early days of ''DungeonsAndDragons'', it was common to see published modules describe any female characters (if they existed at all) in detail, usually with terms like "voluptuous" or "svelte", while neglecting to give important male [=NPCs=] so much as a ''hair color''.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
See also: ThirdPersonSeductress
* Pick any game where the camera is third-person and you have control of the camera. Chances are, with a female character, you'll be looking at her ass or watching her hips sway.
* Many DatingSim games (especially [[{{H-Games}} eroge]]) in which the player is male and the haremettes are female go as far as to obscure the male PlayerCharacter in every CG, usually [[FeaturelessProtagonist not even drawing his]] ''[[TheFaceless face]]''. In this instance, however, the effect is largely to help the player step into the shoes of the player character and so is more akin to HeroicMime.
** Some sex scenes even go so far as to make the player character (including the part of him that's actually, uh, interacting with the female he's having sex with) ''invisible'', leading to unintended {{squick}}.
** It's almost easier to list aversions than anything. ''Yume Miru Kusuri'' is unusual for frequently showing its protagonist Kouhei (as well as [[AvertedTrope not]] [[HiddenEyes hiding his eyes]]).
* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi 3'': GuestFighter [[VideoGame/DeadOrAlive Ayane]] briefly crosses blades with Yoshitsune Minamoto. Their fight is cut short when Yoshitsune catches a glimps of Ayane's ample chest, and he becomes too flustered to continue fighting her. He spends a lot of time afterwards insisting Ayane dress in something less {{Stripperific}}.
* ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', though the game is rather campy already and ''very'' overt about its fanservice in the first place.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'': after the scene where Solid Snake first meets Meryl, there is an extended shot (in slow motion) of her buttocks as she is leaving. It was intended to draw attention to her unique walk so she could be identified in disguise, but it was so pronounced and out of place that even lovers of {{Fanservice}} found it creepy.
** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater The third game]] had a first person 'Snake Cam' at certain points during cutscenes, and when the female character EVA was around pressing the button would often greet the viewer with an extended shot focused on her breasts, either intentionally (Snake looking) or unintentionally (EVA showing him).
** Hideo Kojima even managed to turn this into a narrative device; later in the game after falling in love with EVA, the Snake Cam focuses solely on her face.
** The director even went so far as to include some bonus 'Peep Show' segments on the Director's Cut edition, which involved the scenes with EVA recut in various ways, with her dressed in an interesting alternate outfit.
** He also did a recut scene of a segment where Snake undressed an attractive male, which raises some [[HoYay awkward questions]] about the director. Especially when it's taken into account the way the games are notorious for dressing men in {{Spy Catsuit}}s and having long, lingering shots on ''their'' buttocks too, and also that the lead character ''always'' ends up {{shirtless|Scene}} at some point in his adventure. VideoGame/MetalGearSolid's penultimate battle is a shirtless fistfight on top of a HumongousMecha.
** Outside of the recut sections, notice too that holding the button around {{Bishonen}} Raikov reveals Snake's eyes to be permanently fixed on Raikov's junk.
** ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty MGS2]]'''s Raiden had a segment where he ran around stark staring naked, hands over his junk. (During this segment, he could run and dodge, but could not do anything that would require his hands to be elsewhere than covering himself up.)
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', the cutscenes before each Beauty boss fight spend a lot of time behind the ladies as they are on all fours. Or anything else, really, especially after they're out of their OneWingedAngel form and in catsuits. This happens to be when their mental instability is usually underlined in bright red marker, [[FanDisservice making it rather difficult for players to be titillated]]. Snake gets quite a bit of this treatment in cutscenes involving him as well.
** Hide for a few minutes and every Beauty fight becomes a fashion show.
** Parodied in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', when Otacon and Naomi are using the computer together. His webcam feed is displayed on his laptop, as they work, and while Otacon isn't looking at the video, he's clearly angled it specifically to video Naomi's [[JigglePhysics cleavage]]. When Naomi tries to look at what's on the screen, he panics and tries to point the camera away so that she doesn't notice. She does, but she [[FemmeFatale actually seems quite pleased]].
** And then, later, he's spying on her and her comrades by positioning a tiny invisible robot [[BetweenMyLegs between her legs]]. The target displaying what Otacon is most focused on at any one time flips back and forth from whoever's talking to Naomi's feet, buttocks, or thighs. He does go in for a PantyShot, but she notices the robot a fraction of a second beforehand and one of her coworkers destroys it.
** In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'', you can photograph various PageThreeStunna pictures and send them to Otacon, to which he has various amused/aroused responses. You can also send him either pin-ups of semi-naked men or photos of a burly bisexual man, which cause him to question Snake's (and the assumed male player's) orientation.
* In FirstPersonShooter ''[[VideoGame/{{Sin}} SiN Episodes]]'' (i.e. a game in which the camera angles are almost entirely up to the player), the character of Jessica Cannon wears a SpyCatsuit that, when viewed from behind, is apparently designed to draw attention to her rear end.
* Several in ''FinalFantasy''.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - Tifa's victory pose.
*** ''DirgeOfCerberus'' - Very frequently occurs to Shelke in cutscenes.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' - FMV with Daggar atop Lindblum castle playing with the pigeons.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' - Lulu's victory pose consists of ''leaning forwards towards the camera'' to give it a better view of her cleavage.
*** Several times, whenever the camera cuts to Lulu talking, her breasts will be in shot, but the top half of her face won't. Her introductory FMV also begins with her at a distance, before cutting straight to her chest, and then (very slowly) panning up to her face.
*** During his review of FF X, [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One]] used a counter to keep track of the number of times that the camera was angled such that you got a close-up of someone's ass in the foreground while the important bit happened in the background. To be fair, a significant portion of the asses belonged to men (or Ronsos).
*** Rikku is also a frequent offender; her introductory FMV (which is pure fanservice material, either way) has a long, lingering shot of her ass. A lot of the time the camera focuses on someone's ass in the foreground, it'll be hers.
** Played with in an early scene in the same game where Tidus snatches a person's binoculars and looks around with them, lingering at one point over Lulu's breasts. A similar joke occurs in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'', in which Logos is supposed to be showing a sphere of the events they just encountered in Bevelle but the video opens with a long shot of the camera pointed at Yuna's butt. He attempts to pawn off the blame on Ormi, which is quickly deflected when Ormi appears in the same shot.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' - There's a scene early on where Penelo is trying to talk Vaan out of doing the heist he's about to attempt, and one shot inexplicably centers around her torso. Her chest and crotch are in the shot. Her face isn't.
** Additionally, Fran's metallic thong seems to have magic camera-attracting abilities. Either that or her ass does.
* Lara Croft suffers from this in many ways in the ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games; not only does she possess somewhat... exaggerated attributes in the bosom and rear end departments, but the clothes she wears (particularly in the earlier games) are designed to enhance them even further. Coupled with this is the fact that she is mostly viewed from behind during the game (partly as a necessity of the game mechanics), and it's not hard to imagine what many gamers of the male persuasion would be thinking about when playing the game.
** A very, VERY common mod for the early Tomb Raider PC games was called ''Nude Raider'', which made a very... ''subtle''... change to Lara's outfit. (It removed it, and in some versions of the mod, changed her player model to give more detail to her anatomy). There was a print advertisement for a video game cheat device (Gameshark) based on this mod. In it, a (insinuated to be) nude Lara is seen walking off "screen", a bikini flying away from her, with the caption "'''Want the code?'''"
** This got even worse in ''Tomb Raider Anniversary'', where the updated graphics and animation allowed the developer to do the same game except with more fanservice--as [[WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] notes in his review, when she comes out of the water she's realistically wet and glistening, and if you leave the game idle for a while she does these shamelessly erotic stretches.
** Any leftover modesty leaves in Underworld, where Lara dons a [[LeotardOfPower swimsuit-leotard]] for significant portions of the game.
* In the completed yet never (officially) released US edition of ''PrincessMaker 2'', there is the infamous "nude suit" for the female heroine ''even as a young girl''.
* Zero Suit [[VideoGame/{{Metroid}} Samus]] is introduced in The Subspace Emissary, the Adventure Mode of ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl'', with her dropping to the ground from an air vent followed by a slow pan from her legs to her face. Clad in a SpyCatsuit as she is, this is hardly surprising.
** It does build suspension and makes it all the more powerful when she does show her face near the end of the clip.
** The Smash Bros Brawl website plays Equal Opportunity with this, related to Franchise/MetalGear above. When describing Snake's [[LimitBreak Final Smash]], one of the stills is of Snake (also in a SpyCatsuit) as he's climbing down the ladder, and his ass fills the screen.
** This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGq90yUttzs Japanese ad]] for ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}: Zero Mission'' has a Japanese glamour model as Samus, and takes great advantage of it, complete with a butt shot.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' introduces Sha'ira, the Asari Consort, with a lingering shot of her behind as she walks upstairs.
** And later, during a heterosexual sex scene, the camera lingers much more on the female partner in the relationship... even if you're playing her.
** Matriarch Benezia's introduction includes a lingering shot of her CleavageWindow.
** ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a scene with Miranda Lawson, a character who wears a skintight catsuit, in which she gives you a choice to take on a side quest. The choice menu comes up right as the camera holds on a view of her butt that takes up most of the screen. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOIcSB1IEdg In fact, until the player makes a conversation choice, the camera stays on this shot]]. They take every opportunity they have to show off Miranda's body with quite a few butt shots in this and in part 3.
** Samara seems to have the camera more interested in her body than her face, as well.
* The robes for a female mage Warden in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' and the way the PC runs seem designed to draw attention to her {{h|artmanHips}}ips. A romanced Alistair certainly notices: "[[DiggingYourselfDeeper No no no! I wasn't looking at... you know, her... hind-quarters.]]"
* Used in ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'' when [[HandsomeLech Angelo]] introduces himself to Jessica.
** And again when {{Prince Charmles|s}}'s father tries to convince him that marrying a princess isn't so bad... by using Jessica as a visual illustration of "Va-va-VOOM".
** Which Jessica responds to with, "Please leave me out of this."
* Lampshaded in ''ShadowHearts 3'', where the end of the scene where Johnny and Shania meet has an actual, on-screen arrow pointing from Johnny's eyes to Shania's chest. Also the TransformationSequence. Dear God, the TransformationSequence.
* As always, trailers are often the worst offenders. Anyone catch that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45c4C97xqFk new Final Fantasy trailer?]]
* In ''DevilMayCry 4'': As Nero approaches the drawbridge, he witnesses Gloria as she engages several mooks in badass combat. During the fight, she spams split-related attacks, and the camera never misses an opportunity to pan across the area between her legs.
* In ''{{Halo}}'', whenever [[VoiceWithAnInternetConnection Cortana's]] visible, the camera does it's best to show off her translucent assets. Taken to the max during Halo 3's campaign, when occasionally Cortana would flash up on screen, say something cryptic, and then disappear.
** A video by Frank O'Conner explained that she appeared in such a form because it helped throw off men and gave her an advantage in conversation. To be honest, she didn't need to be a supergenius computer to know this would work.
* Sheva's introduction in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' starts with a long closeup of her buttocks.
* ''RumbleRoses'' has lots but the one that really stands out is when a character is ready to be finished off with a "humiliation move".
* In the PS2 survival horror game ''VideoGame/MichiganReportFromHell'', you are a cameraman whose job is to keep the camera rolling and keep on filming a number of various sexy female reporters (if one dies another replaces them, though once they all die, the game ends) going above and beyond the call of duty in delivering their news reports, even as Michigan City literally goes to the proverbial hell (imagine this as the ''TheBlairWitchProject'' meets ''TheMist'') in a handbasket. You can take pictures of anything, for which you score points, with "erotic" pictures getting "erotic" points. If you score enough "erotic" points overall, you get the GoldenEnding where whatever sexy female reporter with whom you scored enough erotic points with, will proceed to pose, parade, and pole dance for you in sexy lingerie ''whether she actually lived or died'' by the game end (you can even get all the girls together in the ending if you repeat the game enough times, with a new girl added each time until you already have them all).
* The "erotic points for erotic photos" gimmick was replicated in ''VideoGame/DeadRising'', with the added {{Squick}} bonus that the women are zombies.
* ''VideoGame/DeadRising'' also includes a hilarious LampshadeHanging when Isabella is revealed via a POV pan-up from the knees - only for a fat guy to jump in Frank's way.
--> "This is '''no time''' to ogle pretty girls, son!"
** In ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', Chuck and HotScoop Reporter Rebecca Chang come up against a locked door. Rebecca then bends over to pick the lock. Chuck, meanwhile, stares at her..."assets".
--> "You have some interesting... skills, for a reporter."
* Wanna try something fun? Next time you're playing ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', choose a female character, turn the camera around until it's facing the character's front, then zoom in. Guess where it ends up.
* ''JakAndDaxter'''s Daxter takes a couple opportunities to check out his female friends' cleavage during the course of the series. [[ChivalrousPervert At least he looks them in the face first, though]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is a game in which the {{PC}}s sex is supposed to be determined by the player, however in many places the game subtly assumes that the PC is male; for example, friendly female {{NPC}}s are generally slightly flirtatious, whereas friendly male [=NPCs=] tend towards bluff camaraderie.
* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has some of this in the Secret Armory DLC. There are wanted posters for the player characters and the pictures of Brick, Mordecai and Roland show their faces as usual, but for Lilith, her picture is focussed, uh... lower.
* In games where you get to create your character's appearance, it's usually tough to design a woman, or even a non-human female, smaller than a C cup.
* The prostitute in the single-player intro part of ''VideoGame/AgeOfConan'' reacts to all [=PCs=] as if they were men.
* ''NoMoreHeroes2'': When Travis goes to the UAA office for the first time, he follows behind Sylvia, bending over low enough to put his face about 6 inches from her butt.
* Particularly blatant near the start of ''VideoGame/PrinceOfPersiaWarriorWithin'', in which a female antagonist enters the scene and the camera spends several seconds focused on her ThongOfShielding.
* ''VideoGame/FearEffect''. We get several close ups of Hana's T'n'A (Tits and Ass) in both games. An in universe example is averted when Hana threatens to kill Deke for peeking at her.
* ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies'' is a huge example of this, since the game was supposely a romantic comedy with erotic overtones ([[TheyJustDidntCare though it failed horribly]]). Just as an example, the introductory FMV is just the female lead talking about the game as the camera zooms in to her breast.
* Poison in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterXTekken'' provokes this a LOT. Her versus screen, victory and win screen poses all focus on this, and her special intro with Hugo before a fight outright shoves this in the player's face.
* In ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'', the "slide" maneuver used while playing Catwoman to move through very narrow, low obstacles involves Catwoman sliding on her knees and leaning back with her arms spread ''just so'', giving the player a perfect view of Catwoman's cleavage...
* In ''VideoGame/BrainDead13'', Vivi says she's a little bit "behind". Guess what's appearing onscreen a bit after she says it?
* ''{{Lineage 2}}'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsL1PjY4bhI Here's]] a gravity-defying fight scene between two {{Badass}} female characters and also the camera likes to linger to positively lick their busts and hips for some reason.
* In ''VideoGame/NeedForSpeed Most Wanted'', during the initial introduction with the SilentProtagonist's sidekick Mia Townsend, the camera pans along her body as she walks towards the player's car.
* The first shot the player sees of Celestine from ''VideoGame/MagnaCarta2'' is her boobs.
* Just about everything {{Vanillaware}} does is heavily garnished with {{AuthorAppeal stuff George Kamitani likes}}, and what he likes are [[BoobsAndButtPose boobs, butts,]] and buffness. ''VideoGame/DragonsCrown'' takes this trope to level that borders on parody.
* "Nostalogic", a song sung by Meiko in ''[[VideoGame/HatsuneMikuProjectDiva Project Diva F]]'' has the camera often lock on or swing past Meiko's rear, midriff, or breasts, [[JigglePhysics which also bounce]].
* In a particularly egregious - and hilarious - example, [[ChivalrousPervert Kagura]] of ''VideoGame/{{Blazblue}}: Chronophantasma'' has this as his match intro if he goes up against a female character (barring [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Rachel]], [[SingleTargetSexuality Tsubaki]] and [[PervertRevengeMode Makoto]]). It involves a crosshair moving down his female opponent's body, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis followed by a small readout of her precise BWH measurements]] and a comment from Kagura. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWX5ncUvc7o Video]].
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* Addressed in [[http://www.cinemabums.com/?p=157 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/CinemaBums'' in reference to the portrayal of Catwoman in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity''.
* Discussed in the context of {{Satan}} playing video games in [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.pl?comic=859 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''.
* Shown in [[http://bukucomics.com/loserz/go/259 this]] ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' strip.
* Several cases of Male Gaze occur in ''{{Webcomic/Misfile}}'', for example [[http://www.misfile.com/?date=2007-02-02 here]]. Notable because the breast focus is from Ash's perspective, who is the result of a male-to-female GenderBender, while still keeping the [[AllMenArePerverts male mind]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** Oasis seems to get more chest/butt closeups than anyone else during the big "Dangerous Days Ahead" battle. Like, for example, [[http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=020623 this]] strip.
** Parodied later in the series when Sasha [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091110 dresses up]] [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20091111 as the supervillainess Monicruel]]. While another female supervillain can see through the PaperThinDisguise, none of the male supervilains can because all they noticed about Monicruel's appearance was that she had big boobs and wore a monocle. Long as Sasha's got those, they can't tell the two women apart, [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/091125 even when they're right next to each other, having a catfight]].
--->'''P-man-4''': Boobs and monocle! That's her!
--->'''Supervillainess''': It's a different face! And ''totally'' different hairstyle!
--->'''Gennaro''': She had hair?
* ''Webcomic/RoninGalaxy'': During the beginning chapter two conflict, Leona’s breasts manage to make it into every frame of [[http://www.roningalaxy.com/comics/chapter-2/page-58/ every.]] [[http://www.roningalaxy.com/comics/chapter-2/page-59/ Single.]] [[http://www.roningalaxy.com/comics/chapter-2/page-62/ Page.]]
* There is a huge amount of ass shots in ''Webcomic/BetterDays''. This was {{lampshade|Hanging}}d [[http://www.jaynaylor.com/betterdays/archives/2003/06/post-19.html fairly early on]].
* ''Webcomic/SilentHillPromise'' The comic often gives a nice view of Vanessa's large chest or butt. Additionally, her character portrait is never shown wearing the heavy jacket she always has on.
* Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries. Candi gets naked a lot more than anyone else.
* [[http://laslindas.katbox.net/?p=387 Page 192]] of ''Webcomic/LasLindas'' has Miles give Sarah's assets a lingering gaze when he finds out shes turning 18. He [[GroinAttack quickly learns]] not to do it again.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/HarkAVagrant''. The [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=311 Strong Female Characters]] are horrible people in outrageously {{Stripperific}} outfits and poses who insist that because they can [[ActionGirl inflict random violence]] [[BastardGirlfriend on men]] that "sexism is over". [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=295 Sexy Batman]] is just Franchise/{{Batman}} done like a stereotypical female comic book character, making cartoonishly seductive comments towards Catwoman, using {{Fanservice}} and constantly posed to show his butt. It's stupid, the implication being that it looks just as stupid when done to girl characters.
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* In ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'', whenever [[BestKnownForTheFanservice Porn Girl]] or Shannon enter a scene, they immediately steal the focus away from whatever was in frame beforehand. This is an in-universe example, since [[PaintingTheMedium Zack, the cameraman, is a character]], and [[AllMenArePerverts Zack likes boobies]].
* Controversial ''WebVideo/{{Lonelygirl15}}'' episode "Girl Tied Up" features a pan over Emma as she lies tied up on a bed. Suspiciously, the thumbnail for this video on [=YouTube=] is of the moment where it passes her cleavage; consequently this is the most watched ''[=LG15=]'' video on that site, but one of the lowest rated. Particularly disturbing since the film is supposed to be being shot by the adult Dr. Hart, and Emma is 15. Surprisingly enough, the Creator responsible for this video was Amanda Goodfried. When fans asked her about the episode, she simply replied, "I know what sells."
* Parodied in the ''WebVideo/KateModern'' episodes "Birdwatching" and "Much, Much Worse". In both cases it is implied that the cameramen - Gavin and Toe respectively - are perhaps enjoying their camerawork a little too much.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipfaN6MiYDU Stop Looking, Ya Damn Perv]]
* Parodied in the web show ''WebVideo/TheGuild''. The opening theme features a close-up of each character in turn, and when it gets to Clara (a character with considerable 'assets'), the camera stops on her breasts, then just gets a very quick shot of her face before moving on.
* There's a lot of cleavage in The Black Legend episode of ''WebVideo/EpicMealTime''. Also in the Maximum Mac and Cheese Recap Special.
* Creator/{{Tobuscus}} has a CatchPhrase specifically for occurrences of this in his videos: "Hot hot hot", said at MotorMouth velocity and frequently a [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny distraction]] from whatever he was talking about at the time.
* While all pervs, the ladies and gentlemen of Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses will always point this out in a disparaging way when they review something. Regarding their own {{fanservice}}, the FemaleGaze is ''much'' more common.
* Parodied and subverted in ''Film/TheMatrix Reloaded'' episode of Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} where the camera settles on a clear and long shot of a woman's cleavage at a dinner table. The guys say nothing apart from Kevin going "hmm" and chuckling quietly to himself. When the shot goes to another person Mike comments "that water looked good" (referring to the woman's drink).
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* Constantly spoofed and played straight with Foxxy on ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', especially when she's been soaked with liquid.
* Used on the various {{Stripperiffic}} female villains and superheroines in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. When the The Royal Flush members were being introduced one by one, Joker gave a "Hmm..." when the camera panned to Queen's legs before rising to display her face.
* Spoofed in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' - we never see Ms. Bellum's face, so when she speaks, the camera cuts to her chest.
* ''WesternAnimation/LoonaticsUnleashed'' - we come back from a commercial to a shot of Lexi Bunny's tail and her backside as she {{Sexy Walk}}s away from the camera toward Ace.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AlphaTeensOnMachines A.T.O.M]]'' - The suiting up shots of the team show the guys putting on helmets and gloves, buckling seatbelts. Lioness? We get a worm's eye view shot from behind of her straddling her motorcycle, or a close shot of her zipping her battle outfit over her breasts.
* An episode of the early '90s ''WesternAnimation/{{X-Men}}'' animated series, in which Rogue is blasted by Apocalypse so hard her normally-indestructible bomber jacket is burned away (though her even-more-indestructible tights, hair, and flesh are not), she collapses to the ground, the camera positioned behind her...and you are suddenly ''very aware'' that she is wearing [[{{Phlebotinum}} indestructible spandex]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' doesn't have this as a rule - until HelloNurse is on screen, at which point the trope is carried to parody levels. The handful of [[PettingZooPerson Minerva Mink]] shorts tended to use the trope straight (as a set-up for the WildTake reactions of various male characters.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' about half the camera shots are focused on the girl's breasts as they are about to speak or when they crash into each other the camera is often focused their butts as they are lying on the floor.
** [[http://www.shoujoai.com/forum/topic_show.pl?tid=28027/ Relentlessly spoofed in these captions]]
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' has her fair amount of close up butt shots.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'', one scene cuts from a close up of a supporting character to ''a shot of Stella's rear'' as she is trying out a skirt. The transformations are full of these, especially the newest ones.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' Gadget meets his favorite actress Lana Lamore he begins to examine her with gadget goggles he noticeably stops on her breasts at one point and shouts his catchphrase "Wowzers!", even though this was a kids' show.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' has a lot of this, but the most noticeable of these are Leshawna and Courtney. [[BigBeautifulWoman Leshawna]] gloats about her body on a somewhat regular basis, but Courtney gets a bunch of butt shots for no other reason besides {{Fanservice}}. It's especially noticeable when she does her [[TheCheerleader Cheerleader]] bit.
* Creator/TexAvery often played this for laughs (same as everything else). In ''WesternAnimation/WhoKilledWho'', a flashlight spot scans a wall full of hanging pictures, including one of [[GoingFurASwim a scantily clad woman with a fur coat]], but when the spot returns to the picture, the woman is covered up. Similarly, in ''Wild And Wolfy'', the camera follows a mug of beer past a nude painting covered up by the bartender, who, when the camera comes back, states that he doesn't move for the rest of the picture. (When he does, however, [[spoiler:the covered portion only has a sign saying "I ain't got no body."]])
* Both main girls in ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures'' get a few of these throughout the series, especially the beautiful ActionGirl Whitney Stane, whose skirt provides plenty of 'interesting' angles for the camera to play around with.
* Ty Lee in the BeachEpisode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', our first sight of WonderWoman is a shot centered on her ass.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Wolverine and the X-Men}}'', there are a few shots where the camera angle is so that about 1/2 of the shot is a female character's ass, the other half is the background and the other characters in the scene.
** Similar shots appear in ''[[WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes]]''. Comicbook/BlackWidow's behind in particular got a lot of screentime during the first season.
* Interestingly on ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'', both the first shot of Linka in the first episode and the first shot of her in the opening of every episode is a pan up her legs...
* Happens in ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends'' the first time Iceman and Firestar are introduced to Storm. The view cuts to Iceman's POV who is looking her over from her legs upwards, whilst proclaiming "Wow". When he gets to [[MyEyesAreUpHere Storm's face]], she looks a little annoyed, prompting Iceman to stutter; "Uh, I mean, hi!"
* In the Direct-to-Video ''WesternAnimation/WonderWoman'' movie, her "suit-up" sequence includes a close up of Diana's uncovered chest as she pulls her one-piece up.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' episode "Heroes on Both Sides", Ahsoka asks a Separatist boy around her age if she looks bad (as in the good/evil sense) to him. Cue slow pan from legs to head, and the obviously flirtatious response of "not bad at all." Ahsoka [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it on the spot.
* The "Spider-Baby" skit on ''WesternAnimation/{{MAD}}'' featured infant Peter Parker meeting his new babysitter, a full-grown [[HeroesWantRedheads Mary Jane]]. The camera (assumingly from Peter's POV) [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar slowly closes in on her chest for two seconds as she asks "is somebody hungry?"]]
* In the opening theme of ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'', [[HotScientist Dr. Holiday]] shows up after the camera pulls away from...you guessed it, her chest.
* Happens all the time on ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', sometimes with [[FemaleGaze Archer himself]].
* ([[HoYay Probably]]) Not in a sexual manner, but Razzaroo's had many pictures involving shots of her friends' asses in the first ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' special.
** Also (probably) not intended in a sexual matter, but ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has a surprisingly high amounts of pony ass (referred to by the PeripheryDemographic as "plot").
*** Some of the animators may have [[http://imgur.com/EcMMdtR become aware of this phenomena]] over the course of the series.
* During the ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' episode "Slam Dunk", Margaret rides by the boys, and we are treated to a lingering gaze of her ass, complete with appropriate male gaze music.
* A memorable example from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', Timmy's mom is in the Miss Dimmsdale Pageant, and shows Timmy that her old bikini still fits. Timmy's eye twitches, but [[AllMenArePerverts for every male fan....]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' veers into Male Gaze mode fairly often. The two female Planet Express employees - Amy and Leela - are both very shapely and often wear revealing outfits. It makes sense for Amy's character, but Leela's wardrobe is blatantly just there for {{Fanservice}}.
** The creators acknowledged in a commentary at one point that Amy was a sex symbol to the fans, joking that there was a fansite called Can't Get Enough Amy.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/TuffPuppy T.U.F.F. Puppy]]'' has a close-up on [[{{Catgirl}} Kitty]] [[HartmanHips Katswell]]'s behind near the start of the episode "Puppy Unplugged".
* StrawberryShortcakeBerryBittyAdventures has the resident pop-idol's music video, and it really says something about this trope when the object of the camera's attention is a doll-like girl with no curves, but the camera still focuses on her chest, rear end, and lips for most of the song, often the point of leaving [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9gGs5Ct_Q her face out of the frame.]]

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* Science has proven it, therefore [[http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2007/10/18/keep-your-eye-on-the-ball/ it must be real]].
* According to Sarah Palin [[http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/thegaggle/archive/2009/11/17/official-statement-on-newsweek-s-sarah-palin-cover.aspx Newsweek's cover is this in context]] [[http://www.theinsider.com/news/2381450_Sarah_Palin_in_Runner_s_World_Magazine that they used a cover from Runner's World]] and added a new caption!
* A ''New York'' magazine article discussing flash mobs and other public pranks showed a picture of one of them, where a group of people all simultaneously took the Subway wearing no pants. Despite the fact that there are at least a half-dozen men in the picture, the camera is looking up the subway stairs at the one woman in lacy lingerie, naturally centered and in-focus.
* According to [[http://intersections.anu.edu.au/issue12/welker2.html this interview]], Inoue Meimy has a Male Gaze. She says she likes females, but specifically through a Male Gaze and not a FemaleGaze despite being female.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-uqYk4iFG0 This]] footage of Music/TheRunaways begins with a five-second close-up of Cherie Currie's backside.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9lIHABt6nI Happened to Peggy Bunker]] on ''The Daily Buzz'' while she was reading a story on breast implants, with some TemptingFate beforehand and [[LampshadeHanging exasperated reaction]] afterward.
* A [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=o-1NRts5VVs cameraman]] at a 2012 UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague playoff game between the Flyers and Penguins accidentally broadcast a fine example.
** Also happened at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eICVkDmhZ7g a baseball game in Japan]] (1:37-1:45), except this time the offending (?) cameraman appears to have been caught on camera himself (1:46-2:02)!
* A [[http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/06/prometheus_why_are_academics_so_obsessed_with_ridley_scott_s_alien_and_its_sequels_.html Slate.com article]] about ''Film/{{Alien}}'' chose as the header picture a shot of Ellen Ripley bending over in her panties. Amusingly, the text of the article notes how the film is over-analyzed as a piece of feminist art.
* A particularly egregious example occurs in some of the 'Dolphina Belly-Dance' tutorial films. They're supposedly videos to instruct in the basics of belly-dance for fun and fitness, and the instructions are clearly pitched at women. The trouble is that they are filmed in this trope, so quite frequently Dolphina is instructing the viewer to do such-and-such with their feet, but the camera is too busy panning over her abs to show what the step is actually supposed to look like.
* Feminist film studies have long noticed that showing a (heterosexual) sex act tends to demand a higher film rating if the woman is shown to be enjoying it. There are lots of theories on why this is, but one of them cites this trope: focusing on a woman's body as a passive object is seen as less obscene than if she were treated as an active participant, which is likely to bump the rating up to NC-17.
* NBC's coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics had several egregious examples of this, especially their coverage of women's volleyball.
* [[http://www.shoppingblog.com/blog/710091 The infamous photo]] of US President BarackObama and former French President NicolasSarkozy supposedly checking out a Brazilian intern. It turns out that Obama was actually looking at someone else just outside the photo to help them up the steep flight of stairs. Sarkozy, [[ImAManICantHelpIt on the other hand...]]
* A verbal example appeared in the 2013 Academy Awards, where host [[Creator/SethMacFarlane Seth [=MacFarlane=]]] sang a song called "We Saw Your Boobs," highlighting the nude scenes of many of the actresses in the audience. Unfortunately, three or four of the scenes he mentioned were [[UnfortunateImplications rape scenes.]] Also qualifies as DudeNotFunny.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sF7K5bsj7mk This video]], perhaps, has said EVERYTHING all men in the entire world want to say why they have this tendency, and why this trope even exists. Yes. Everything.
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