“Men act woman appear “ john Berger
Along the time the gaze has a privilege of just one gender over the other and it still goes on currently. As we can see in the art history -pictures with woman nude- the woman’s image has been taken as object of a male gaze.
Laura Mulvey in her essay titled Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema 1975, make an approaching to the film industry and point out what is the role of the woman . Her analysis is based on a psychoanalytic framework ( Sigmund Freud) ;she stance on two important elements in Hollywood films: erotic pleasure in looking- scopophylia- pleasure using another person as an object of sexual stimulation through the sight ; the other aspect is the pleasurable looking (narcissism ) in which viewers find identification with the image that is seen, it has to do with ego. Thus woman play the role of object for a male gaze in the patriarchal culture.
Nowadays it is easy to related and find in the film industry all of this viewpoints that Laura Mulvey wrote in 1975.
“The presence of woman is an indispensable element of spectacle in normal narrative film , yet her visual` presence tends to work against the development of a story line to freeze the flow of action in moments of erotic contemplation “ . Laura Mulvey
This extract ilustrades exactly a scene in the movie Transformer in which Megan Fox (American actress) – play the role what Mulvey refers.