“The headless women of hollywood” project calls out sexism in film


In each of the posters featured in the project, women’s bodies – often their derrieres, breasts or legs – are the main focal point, however their heads are nowhere to be seen. (…

“By decapitating the woman, she becomes an unquestionably passive object to the male gaze. The question of her consent is removed completely alongside her head, and her purpose becomes solely that of being looked at by men obediently.

“Her value is that only of her sexual appeal to men and not of her personhood.”

Headless Women of Hollywood catalogues all the heinous posters from across the tv, film and advertising industries that include women’s headless anatomy as their main selling point. NEWSFLASH: women are sentient beings with both brains and complex inner characters, even though they’re often not given such roles in movies.
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