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Published: 01 September 2017

200 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474425865

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Straight Girls and Queer Guys

The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Christopher Pullen

Published by Edinburgh University Press

This book explores the archetypal representation of the straight girl (heterosexual female) with the queer guy (homosexual/bisexual/queer male) within film and television. Examining a timeframe between 1948 and 2015, this book considers the process of the media gaze, contextualizing sexual diversity and gender identity. Key case studies include: the films of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, and Kenneth Williams, televisions shows such as Glee, Sex and the City and Will and Grace, the biographical drama Carrington, the work of Derek Jarman in independent cinema, the reality series Boy Meets Boy, plus exploring the gay best friend in Hollywood film.


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