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How 'Birds of Prey' Deconstructs the Male Gaze



-Writer Ciara Wardlow argues that Cathy Yan's recently-released Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) is one of the most effective deconstructions of the male gaze seen in mainstream film

-Female authorship is present in every aspect of the film, from Harley's VO narration to the female director (Cathy Yan), screenwriter (Christina Hodson), and producer (star Margot Robbie)

-Throughout the movie, the camera follows Harley's actions and desires rather than her body, a choice further emphasized by the contrast between her costuming in Birds of Prey as opposed to Suicide Squad (the full piece is worth a read)

Have you watched Birds of Prey, ONTD?
(Be warned there are some spoilers in the comments if you haven't!)

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Tags: dc comics, film, margot robbie, warner bros
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