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Quotes: Female Gaze
Rory: And now you're taking your clothes off! Amy, he's taking his clothes off.
The Doctor: Turn your back if it embarrasses you.
Rory: Are you stealing clothes now? Those clothes belong to people, you know!
(Rory turns around)
Rory: Are you not going to turn your back?
Amy: Nope!

Rose: Get out of him!
Cassandra: (in the Doctor's body) Ooh, he's slim — and a little bit foxy. (edges closer to Rose, grinning) You thought so too. I've been inside your head. You've been looking... you like it.

(Takatoshi struggles to let out a sneeze but promptly fails)
Takatoshi: Don't you hate it when you want to let it out, but can't?
(camera pans over to Takatoshi's crotch)
Shino: Oh...?
Takatoshi: Up here.

Carole Singer: Hey you know, that guy's kinda cute. He's got gorgeous eyes and a nice smile. Pretty intelligent too.
Jennie Cooper: Yeah, and how about those buns?
—>— Where the Boys Are '84

If I could sit there and behind a one way mirror and watch and knew no one was watching.....!!!!!! I love looking at men's chest muscles when they have their shirts off, especially if they have a little glow...of course you can't stare and embarrass yourself or anyone else no matter how much you would like to.
— Rolle2323 when asked "Girls, do you ever stop to watch guys workout when they have their shirts off just to look at their muscles and sweat?" on Experience Project

In fact, I would argue with Owen Gleiberman that the movie series is not a return to the male gaze; it is a very strong assertion of the female gaze. Look, you saw New Moon, and if you didn't, I'll catch you up: Bella spends 80% of the movie in three layers of shirt and a parka, while the camera lovingly watches Edward jaaaaames deaaaaan across the parking lot in indie-rock slo-mo, and Jacob administers shirtless first aid with the finesse of a Chippendale. In Eclipse, the Jacob fan service is so prevalent that a character actually asks, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" (This is immediately followed by competitive embracing, which sounds like it ought to be added to the next Olympics.) The not-sex scene (which is just before the "I would be courting you" part that I'm trying to get back around to) focuses almost entirely on the unbuttoning of Edward's shirt. These are movies that understand that their primary audience does not need or want to see Bella's goods, and they know exactly what their audience is there to see—they're there to see the same things Bella wants to see. That's the female gaze in action.
— Blogger Cleolinda explaining this trope as it applies to The Twilight Saga

Movieline: Here's a hypothetical sex question: You've just experienced an incredible evening of lovemaking. You wake up, roll over — what do you see on the floor?
Dana Delany: There's something about white Jockeys that's so male and gross about them. There's something dirty-sexy about them. And if there's stains on them, that's better. They're such boy things. To me the coolest thing about having a boyfriend is that you can just stare at his naked body and not have to look away out of politeness. I find the male form so fascinating.
Movieline: What's your favorite male body part?
Dana Delany: I have a few. I like that dent here [indicating pelvic bone], that V. And I love butts. There's nothing better than a good butt.

I've always had this fantasy about being with a kind man with an incredible derriere.
Mistress Lisa in Exit to Eden

The Nostalgia Critic: Oh my god, it's David Bowie from Labyrinth.
8-Bit Mickey: Does that mean he's got the...
[The camera pans down to reveal that JewWario did replicate the Gag Penis. All the men express disgust while MarzGurl, The Nostalgia Chick, and Obscurus Lupa look delighted.]

Breathe, Lauren, breathe. Tear your mind’s eye from his chiseled abs and broad chest. You have to stop imagining it. Oh, but it’s so good. So… so very… l-let your eyes drift down to…

Let's face it, the interest of a woman in viewing a naked man's attributes is a form of compliment to the man not an attack. Nor is there any damage or harm that can come of it, provided the woman is professional in her reporting, which all have been.Women do not ogle the way men do, and if while in the locker rooms a female reporter, press agent or camera woman is found to be viewing a naked male below the waist, it should be met with acceptance and understanding and not impede her ability to continue to be there nor to conduct her duties as a journalist. Women sportswriters in these situations should be able to glance at the genitals and butts of without fear they will be accused of being sex fiends.

Those UPS guys have amazing asses!
Sara Evans


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