A Girls’ Eye View:
Girlhood on the Italian Screen since 1950

In 2019 we asked a group of Italian young women, aged 18-25, what they thought of screen representations of girlhood produced in Italy. ‘Where is the product for us?’ the group asked. A second group, of girls aged 14-16, took it for granted that ‘their’ product was in fact US-produced film and television, and that Italian cinema and television were ‘for their parents’. Where indeed are the Italian-made products that address and depict younger women? Continue reading…