How Rape Is Used In Film And Television

Art shapes culture. And with the Harvey Weinstein trials upon us, it’s important that we also look at how sexual violence is represented in film and television.

In today’s interview, Showrunner Glen Mazzara explains how rape is often used by film and TV writers in a “very lazy way”.

Scenes of sexual violence in film and television are most often examined from the perspective of what those crimes mean for the male character, not what they mean from the perspective of the female character.

The experience of healing, self-worth, and survival are deeply underrepresented.

With more women seated in the writers rooms, our collective stories start to take form.

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