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Sexual objectivity becomes a female preserve

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'In the sixties and seventies, in contrast, as the existential dilemmas of alienated males and the action exploits of male heroes took center stage in the movies, women - now "liberated" from their sexual repression - became the sole focus of the camera's erotic eye, while the "beautiful man" virtually disappeared'. (Bordo, 147)

In the picture this fact described by Bordo is especially illustrated as there are not one but two nude women who are obviously the focus of the camera. Meanwhile the man is barely noted in the background and is still fully clothed even though he is supposed to be in a sexual embrace.