06 Jun 2019 10:25 PM +00:00 UTC

Margot Robbie Says Birds of Prey Is Going To Have Less Of A Male Gaze

Female DC fans are going to be glad, because it looks like Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is going to have less of the male gaze.

Vogue just recently wrote a profile for Birds of Prey star Margot Robbie and in the article, journalist Irina Aleksander talks about the difference between Harley Quinn's outfits in Birds of Prey and Suicide Squad and in the interview costume designer Erin Benach attributes the difference to the film's female-led creative team.

"That's what happens when you have a female producer, director, writer," Benach said.


Margot Robbie was also present during the profile, and the actress was quick to chime in, saying that the film is "definitely less male gaze-y."

Fans have definitely noticed Harley's new look in the teaser for Birds of Prey. In the video, Harley still seems to dress provocatively, yet, she's less sexualized than she was in Suicide Squad. For the uninitiated, male gaze is a term which refers to the practice in media and art where women are depicted from the perspective of a straight male. In this perspective, women are often seen as sexual objects for pleasure. Women are often overly sexualized in the male gaze, just so that they can please the male audience.

Harley Quinn's costume in David Ayer's Suicide Squad was one of those accused of the male gaze. Now, we're excited to see what Harley Quinn is going to look like and behave like in Birds of Prey.

Birds of Prey is set to premiere on Feb. 07, 2020.

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