Iris Brey examines the presence of the male gaze in television and film and its consequences while analyzing the mechanisms that can create a female gaze and how it could start a cultural revolution. Iris Brey is a Franco-American film and TV series critic specialized in questions of feminism and gender. She wrote the book Sex and the Series (Soap Editions) in 2016, which explores the representation of women’s sexualities in American series. She also directed Sex and the Series, a documentary series for OCS on five fictional heroines that changed the way we view sex. Iris Brey is a critic for the weekly cultural magazine Les Inrockuptibles, and for the radio shows La Dispute and L’Instant M on public radios France Culture and France Inter. She holds a Ph.D. in French literature and cinema
from New York University, and she teaches film on the Parisian campus of the University of California.
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