If you are a woman who is reading this blog, and you’ve ever experienced a moment to where you felt subjected to the sculpting of the male gaze, raise your hand? (Raises hand). Yup! Even I have felt this way, and I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because it is a conversation that needs to be had more often. The 1999 film, The Virgin Suicides, shows how a woman’s life is consistently viewed through the lens of a males perspective.
In this film, the story revolves around a group of mysterious and intriguing sisters but is told from the perspective of a 40-year-old male. Jenny Garber explains that women are ‘partially
One of the ways this film, The Virgin Suicides, shows this is by having the male narrator and his friends create a whole life for these girls based off of how they look. They display their future lifestyles by using images from magazine cut-outs and scrapbooking the pictures into an entire storyline. You see this in the video below: