1. Introduction

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    December 6, 2015 by Rachael

    Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 film written and directed by the Wachowskis, who are primarily known as the creators of The Matrix trilogy. Despite receiving a less-than-warm reception upon its theatrical release in February 2015, Jupiter Ascending has since gone on to accumulate a large, active and erudite fanbase.

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  2. Jupiter Ascending and the Female Gaze

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    December 6, 2015 by Rachael

    I’d actually argue that Jupiter Ascending is perhaps the most shamelessly Female Gaze-y sci-fi film ever made. Instead of presenting women as passive objects of sexual desire, that kind of lascivious attention is afforded to the film’s men. The women, meanwhile, are largely granted agency and autonomy through the film’s framing and presentation – they are the ones doing most of the looking, and it makes for a highly refreshing change of tack.