Straight girls and queer guys: The hetero media gaze in film and television

Authors: Pullen, C.

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Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 978-0748694846

Exploring the archetypal representation of the straight girl with the queer guy in film and television culture from 1948 to the present day, Straight Girls and Queer Guys considers the process of the hetero media gaze and the way it contextualizes sexual diversity and gender identity. Offering both an historical foundation and a rigorous conceptual framework, Christopher Pullen draws on a range of case studies, including the films of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, the performances of Kenneth Williams, televisions shows such as Glee , Sex and the City and Will and Grace , the work of Derek Jarman, and the role of the gay best friend in Hollywood film. Critiquing the representation of the straight girl and the queer guy for its relation to both power and otherness, this is a provocative study that frames a theoretical model which can be applied across diverse media forms.

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Authors: Pullen, C.

Pages: 1-189

ISBN: 9780748694846

© Christopher Pullen, 2016. Examines the emergence of gay male and female heterosexual alliances within contemporary media. Exploring the archetypal representation of the straight girl with the queer guy in film and television culture from 1948 to the present day, Straight Girls and Queer Guys considers the process of the 'hetero media gaze' and the way it contextualizes sexual diversity and gender identity. Offering both an historical foundation and a rigorous conceptual framework, Christopher Pullen draws on a range of case studies, including the films of Doris Day and Rock Hudson, the performances of Kenneth Williams, televisions shows such as Glee, Sex and the City and Will and Grace, the work of Derek Jarman, and the role of the gay best friend in Hollywood film. Critiquing the representation of the straight girl and the queer guy for its relation to both power and otherness, this is a provocative study that frames a theoretical model which can be applied across diverse media forms. Key features. • Reveals the impact of neoliberalism within minority representations in contemporary media • Offers an inter-cultural and interdisciplinary approach, in revealing new linkages between social agency and media consumption • Defines new historical approaches in exploring the history of queer representation within the media.

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