Definition of male gaze in English:

male gaze


  • The perspective of a notionally typical heterosexual man considered as embodied in the audience or intended audience for films and other visual media, characterized by a tendency to objectify or sexualize women.

    ‘it's because of the male gaze that female characters are regularly eroticized’


1975: coined by the British film critic Laura Mulvey to describe a concept in film theory.