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Does the Marvel Cinematic Universe Play to the Female Gaze?

Let's take a look. His eyes are up here.

There's a moment when watching Thor: The Dark World when the titular character comes on the screen shirtless for a wash. The camera follows Thor, panning up his biceps and his abs, lingering for a solid minute. Captain America: The Winter Soldier has its hero in increasingly tight shirts. Welcome to the female gaze.

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