bell hooks, like many film viewers coming from a perspective different from the "standard" white male perspective, teaches us to be more aware of the different lenses we can use to evaluate a film from. She herself is a black female, and thereby is able to see films/tv shows/music from both a black and a female perspective. Even if we are not necessairly black or female or gay or whatever, bell hooks' film makes it clear that trying to adopt such a perspective allows the viewer to understand the film in a many-layered way. The viewer must break from what Mulvey called the "male gaze" (that is, the straight white male gaze) and see the piece in a different way. One of the key steps to breaking away is understanding what hooks refers to as "white supremacist capitalist patriarchy" as being the overriding viewpoint in our society. hooks' film has definitely made me more aware of the different elements that come into play when approaching a piece of popular culture as well as how other people might view the very same thing.
The thing I found the most interesting in the film was her view on the OJ Simpson trial. In this case, she did not see the trial from some kind of racialized perspective, but rather saw it from a strongly gendered perspective. This was an excellent example of how everybody has multiple perspectives/identites and certain of these identites become more important than others in certain contexts. This is also something to consider when viewing the films, inspiring such questions as - "why does this scene make me feel this way?" and "when can I identify with the woman (as a woman) and when can I not?"