Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power i s documentary that focuses on the male perspective to which becomes the narrative on 95-98 % of all films made. By men, seen by men and women seen as a object.
As a male I must say I am kinda baffled that I haven't seen that in all these movies. I have of course seen the obvious, but there's so many that I didn't see go into that narrative.
The fact that the male body is taboo in most movies, that you never see close up s of it i quite baffling.
A film to learn from, and be ashamed of, as a male? Yes, I'm sorry to say.
That is in fact the case. And it's really too much to handle.
We are almost always asked to see the male perspective, even in films made by women, because we are learned that's the way to do it.
Important stuff for any film school, and for any film buff.
BRAINWASHED: Sex-Camera-Power is about the politics of cinematic shot design, and how this meta-level of filmmaking affects and intersects with the twin epidemics of sexual abuse/assault and employment discrimination against women, especially in the film industry. BRAINWASHED contains over 175 clips from A list movies from 1896-the present, as well as interviews with important women professionals including Laura Mulvey, Julie Dash, Penelope Spheeris, Rosanna Arquette, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Catherine Hardwicke, Eliza Hittman and many others.
December 10, 2022 at 02:26 PM