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United States of Love

The male gaze

(Edit) 20/10/2020

This is an interesting film, it is always interesting to be offered a glimpse into another country, especially at moment of transformation. It is also excellently filmed - the washed out colours, and use of colours in very specific situations, brilliantly conveys a certain mood. This could also have been an interesting film exploring women's experiences - all four scenarios are, sadly, very recognisable in different contexts and different times. But the story is told coldly, with no empathy or an attempt to understand what drives these women, what led them to be in the emotional state that we find them (or when it does, it does so in a quite shallow, clich├ęd kind of way). This is a story that is told from the male gaze, looking to tell the story from a male point of view and with male preconceptions, rather than a genuine attempt to understand what these women's lives are like.

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