Film Analysis on Gender Roles

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Subject Area:Film

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We have all watched horror movies in cinemas or at the comfort of our homes. If you have a keen eye in analyzing a horror movie, it is evident that women are given an appearance that is coded for strong visual and erotic impact. In most cases, women wear torn dresses as a result of ‘accidents'. Such dresses expose certain parts of their body that the viewers find erotic. This kind of technique can say to-be-looked-at-ness. In that, the overall role that a woman will play in such a movie is that of being objectified and a representation of a sexual being. According to Clover's analysis of the gender roles of women in films, women are items of gaze. In the horror movie, men gaze at women because of the erotic or sexual role assigned to them.

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