FEMALE GAZE IN STORY DEVELOPMENT
FEMALE GAZE advises people from the film and television industry on a contemporary representation of women and minorities in film and on stage. Often we unintentionally pass on sexist, racist, LGBTIQ*-hostile or even ableist prejudices without being aware of it. FEMALE GAZE helps
to make scripts and plays more gender-sensitive and diverse
questioning racist, sexist and discriminatory narratives
to revise stories to reflect the diversity of society
Another important topic is the portrayal of violence against women in films and series. Studies  show that young men who repeatedly watch films depicting sexual violence, are more likely to accept this violence and rape myths. This is because the depiction of violence against women often only serves as a dramaturgical aid to advance the storyline of the male protagonist. The consequences of traumatic experiences for the victim are rarely discussed, and sexual violence is often presented as a drastic but ultimately strengthening experience. In the worst case, the woman will even fall in love with her rapist. In addition, the many female corpses in crime novels impair the feeling of security of women and girls who are confronted with such images on a daily basis. Violence against women should therefore not be instrumentalized or reproduced in films and plays, but rather problematized.
Is the background story about "Women in Refridgerators"? What are the alternatives?
Is the overall social context illuminated when depicting violence?
From what perspective is the violence presented?
Are the consequences for the victim discussed? How does the story deal with dissociation, flashbacks and PTSD?
Does the story reflect the sex offense statistics or is there at least a reference to it? Are narratives like that of false accusation spread?
OUR OFFER STORY DEVELOPMENT
Expertin für Antiziganismus & Diversität
Expertin für Gender, Diversität, Machtmissbrauch & Trauma
Expertin für Gender & Diversität, Klassismus, Sexismus
Expertin für Rassismus & Sexismus
Expertin für Behinderung & Barrierefreiheit
Expertin für anti-asiatischen Rassismus & Sexismus
Expertin für Gender, Sexismus & anti-osteuropäischen Rassismus
LISA CHARLOTTE FRIEDERICH
Expertin für Gender, Sexismus & LGBTIQ*
DR. SUSANNE KAISER
Expertin für Gender, Sexismus & Gewalt gegen Frauen
Expertin für Diversity und Vielfalt im Film
Expertin für deutsch-jüdische Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts