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Title: “The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 2,197
A/N: First of all I'm so sorry this is late. I was due to post on Friday but I've had a virus for a week and that, along with work being ridiculously busy at the moment, wiped me out. Mods, I hope it's okay for me to post this today.


“The future looks just like him”: Mulder and the (fe)male gaze )
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Those of you who know me are aware that I'm not too eloquent when trying to tell people about myself but here goes.

The X Files first aired in the UK on 19th September 1994.  I was almost 13 and after moving schools two years prior was still trying to find my place.  I was not a popular kid.  I had a different accent, hadn't made the journey to high school with a group of friends and then made the “mistake” in my first year of standing up to some bullies in the popular crowd picking on a smaller kid in my class.   I was an outsider, with no route in.


My dad at the time still vetted my TV viewing and had recorded the show to make sure it was acceptable viewing, thankfully he agreed I could watch it and I started a 20 year love affair with a show and characters that I would lean on during the best and worst moments of my life. Mulder taught me that it was OK not to be the popular kid, that standing up for what's right is sometimes more important and the friends that count will accept you for who you are.   Scully taught me that it was OK to be a girl who was into science, something that was the boy’s domain in my high school. She gave me the strength to go into interviews, meetings, public speaking and to claw my way back from depression after a harsh break up.  The characters taught me that love was complicated and involved a meeting of minds.

I'm also immensely grateful that the fandom has granted me friendship and allowed me to connect with others of a similar mind-set.  You guys are great!
Anyway, on with Part 1 of today’s offering.

I’ve been reading TV Mouse’s reviews of the M&S relationship.  And although I’m not a day 1 shipper, although there was chemistry there I’m more of movie/season 6 shipper (aside from fanfic)
This Vid includes all the Season 1 moments.

http://thetvmouse.com/category/the-x-files-2/


Hope you enjoy it, I’m off to watch EBE :)




                                                                                                   

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Title: "I do not gaze at Scully" The Rain King: The X Files' Response to Laura Mulvey
Author: [livejournal.com profile] memories_child
Word count: 2859
A/N: Written for the 2011 round of [livejournal.com profile] xf_is_love. I'm writing this much later than I'd have liked to, mainly because I forgot I was posting today until yesterday, and so it's therefore shorter than I'd like it to be. There's a lot more I could say about the male gaze and The X Files, but if you take a look at the bibliography you'll find some of the articles out there covering this in more depth than I am in this essay.


Is Mulder’s comment to Holman in Rain King a serious reference to Mulvey’s concept of the male gaze? Were the writers planting an in joke that only students of pop culture would get? And if so, does their response to Mulvey hold up?

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