The Female Gaze: The Roundup

Channing Tatum is reunited with Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello in 'Magic Mike XXL'

Check out all of the posts from our Female Gaze Theme Week here.

Murder Spouses and Field Kabuki: The Female Gaze in NBC’s ‘Hannibal’


The show treats the bodies of living women with the same respect that it treats those of dead ones.

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks


Check out what we’ve been reading this week – and let us know what you’ve been reading/writing in the comments!

“I’m Not Bad, I’m Just Drawn That Way”: The Exceptionally Beautiful Anti-Heroine

just a few of the pretty TV heroines who escaped criminal punishment for their murderous deeds over the last decade. From left to right, Blake Lively as Serena van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl; Evangeline Lilly as Kate Austen on Lost; Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning from Orphan Black

And if you’re anything like me, every reader of this site wants the same thing: to see more portrayals of women on film, televisions, and beyond that reflect their complexities, strengths and weakness alike. We want a greater range of body types, a greater representation of lifestyle choices, a broader world of occupations and skill sets and backstories and destinies.

‘Hannibal’s “Feminist Take on Horror” Still Has a High Female Body Count

Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz

Tip to showrunners: WE KNOW you can kill anyone off. We’ve been watching TV the last ten years. It is not that shocking anymore, and not even remotely surprising when it is a woman or person of color on the chopping block. Some cast members are more expendable than others, and it’s easy to guess who you think they are. Please stop sacrificing representation on the altar of high drama.

Recipe for Success: The Surprisingly Charming ‘Hannibal’ Fandom

LOOK AT THEM. Look at girl!Supernatural and tell me it's not the best thing ever.

The ‘Hannibal’ fanbase has taken something potentially very twisted and grotesque, and reshaped it into something charming and cuddly, focused on love and flowers and puppies.