Queen’s Gambit and the Male Gaze

The Queen’s Gambit, Tomb Raider, and Atomic Blonde are some of the many female-led stories that have come out in the more recent years, and it’s been absolutely brilliant to see female protagonists be widely explored on screen. Unfortunately, a great many of these films have been directed with a male perspective known as “the male gaze”. While we’ll discuss this further in later paragraphs, it’s first important to note that this in…