Portrayal of Women in Godard’s films‘The left cannot have its whores and its politics too’ 23
In comparison to the crass images of the world Godard paints with his films, his hatred of consumerism, of materialism, of greed, corruption, and racism, he manages to entirely escape any attack on the patriarchy that is created by the economic system he hates so much. If the viewer were to take a Marxist feminist outlook on Godard’s films they would see, women objectified, stereotyped, humiliated, and all for no good reason. While Godard tackles issues like apathy towards politics, and blames them solely on the consumerism and the thirst to buy, he seems to bypass entirely female emancipation, allowing his female characters to become like soundboards, providing the questions that allow the male characters to spout off philosophical one liners.
Ripping into Godard at 2am.