After “Sex and the series” and “Le Regard feminine”, Iris Brey signs a new book, this time intended for young audiences. “Under our eyes, a small manifesto for a revolution in the gaze”, illustrated by Mirion Malle, is published by La Ville Brûle.
What impact do the images we see every day have on our way of thinking, of living, of loving? It is the starting point of the new work co-signed by Iris Brey (texts) and Mirion Malle (illustrations), under the title “Under our eyes, small manifesto for a revolution of the gaze” (editions La Ville Brûle, 2021) .
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A short book to advise teens (and adults) who would like to question some received ideas and deconstruct our representations. Concise, clear, educational, and fun, this book is supported by many examples and is based on a lot of quantified data.
The references chosen range from well-known films and series, such as Wonder Woman or Sex Education, to more specialized works such as the cinema of Dorothy Arzner or Alice Guy. Thus, through the international hit Game of Thrones, Iris Brey poses the question of the culture of rape. Stopping at Sex Education, she is interested in the topics of orgasm, masturbation and consent.
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In accessible and synthetic terms, with references speaking to a teenage audience, the book allows you to learn or “revise” what the Female Gaze or the Bechdel Test is, two notions that many have surely already heard, but could not necessarily explain.
The illustrations illuminate the subject with a touch of humor and mischief. The lists that embellish everything make you want to (re) dive into a number of films and series.
Before our eyes, Iris Brey – Mirion Malle, La Ville Brûle editions, available since April 2, 2021, 12 euros
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