FOR A NEW IMAGE OF WOMEN ON ITALIAN TELEVISION – SOME CONSIDERATIONS AROUND THE SERIES GOMORRA
The aim of this article is to study the changes in the image of women, as presented on Italian television. The text takes inspiration from the successful Italian TV series Gomorra which elaborates the subject of the Neapolitan criminal organization camorra as it is loosely based on the best-selling book of the same title by the journalist Roberto Saviano. In order to analyze the character of the changes taking place some statistical data on female presence in Italian mass media are offered; moreover, the main tendencies in the way women are portrayed by television are examined. This research seeks to investigate the first signs of the evolution of women’s image that can be noticed analyzing the main female character of Gomorra and it aims at highlighting her features and values that diverge from the traditional vision of the female role. The main female figure in Gomorra is seen as a symptom of changes in the way modern gender identities are formed.