e167. Considering the Fanboy Gaze

Episode Artwork for the Fanboy Gaze

After last week’s primer on the male gaze, we wanted to spend some time thinking about the ways in which it could be complicated. What happens when we try to apply those concepts to characters not normally considered “male gazey”? What happens when a presumed male viewer is asked to identify with a female characters? Is it possible for the male gaze (or any other objectifying gaze) to not be problematic? On this week’s show, Mav, Katya and Wayne are joined by Matt Linton to discuss a concept that Matt has proposed: the fanboy gaze. Are there ways that the fanboy gaze can complicate or simplify the male gaze? Join us as we try to hash our way through it, then let us know in the comments if you agree or disagree.

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