The present paper approaches the topic "Eyes Wide Open on the Female Subject" from different points of view. Firstly, its particular focus is on the visual representation of naked women in the film Eyes Wide Shut by Stanley Kubrick. Secondly, it seeks to provide an analysis of eroticized images of the female body across the media landscape, this is, the concept of female ?objectification? which presents women as passive objects from a male perspective compared with the narrative depiction of women as active subjects. Thirdly, the paper is interested in contrasting both conceptions on a visual and a narrative level by means of representative scenes from the film Eyes Wide Shut.The thesis opens with an overview of different representations of women throughout recent cinematic history. The first chapter also discusses key terms and concepts related to this matter, and contrasts them with each other. In chapter three, visual theories formulated in this paper, such as the Mulveian concept of the ?male gaze?, as well as visual forms of pleasurable looking, like the Freudian term scopophilia, are examined. In a further analysis of specific filmic scenes, scopophilic aspects such as voyeurism and fetishism are the main focal point of interest. This chapter additionally considers the ?female gaze?, that is, the ways of looking at women from a female point of view.The second thematic part of the paper deals with film narrative. Next to a theoretical approach dealing with textuality of film, the narrative construction of Eyes Wide Shut serves in order to subvert the ?male gaze? as discussed in chapter three of the paper. The concluding chapter additionally proves the paper?s assumption that the main female protagonist functions as the film?s leading character who is in charge of the story rather than being subjected by the male protagonist and the patriarchal power suggested on a visual level.