In today’s generation, gays are one of the primary topics when it comes to gender sensitivity in mass media. And that, acceptance of the society to gays do not require religion, nationality and sexual orientation because of social media, social networks and other medium of mass media, the gays started to be judged and studied in our society. The researchers have decided to take a critical look into the portrayal of gay characters in the independent film “Brod”. This study, thus, centers on how the gay characters and their characteristics are portrayed in the film ‘Brod’ (i.e. initiating conversation, its internal and external factors and even nonverbal such as eye contact, use of personal space and touching). The researchers want to disctss the equities and inequities encountered by the gay characters in a fraternity happening in the film ‘Brod’ in terms of Linguistics, Visualization and Gay stereotypes depicted from mainstream films and independent films in the country. The gay stereotypes depicted in the selected movies are the effeminate gays and discreet gays. The effeminate gays are portrayed in the films as cross-dresser, parlorista, with flamboyant lifestyle and feminine mannerism. Majority of the stereotypes depicted on the films leaned towards the “Bakla” who is the very subject of ridicule and discrimination in a macho and paternalistic society like Philippines. (Reyes etl., 2012). The researchers want to study the portrayals of the ‘closeted gays’ inside the film ‘Brod’. The study covers the equities and inequities that the closeted gay characters with regards to their language, visuals and performance. Statement of the Problem: How are the gay characters in the film ‘Brod’ portrayed? Objectives To analyze the representation of the characteristics in the film ‘Brod’ To discuss the equities and inequities encountered by the gay characteristics in fraternity in the film ‘Brod’ in terms
In the article “Dude You’re a Fag: Adolescent Homophobia” the author uses pathos and logos to convey the audience the main point of her article. Rhetorical modes such as exemplification and description are used. C.J. Pascoe is trying to argue that the word “fag” or “faggot is not mainly used as a homophobic slur within high school boys, but more commonly used to describe unmasculinity.
Images of male homosocial and homoerotic relations pervade Athenian culture. From plays to poetry and jugs to the justice system one can find these relations represented pictorially and in words. But do all these images align with each other or are there irreconcilable differences between them? To look at this question we will take two small pieces of culture, a philosophical treatise, Plato's Symposium and the lyric poetry of Theognis and Anacreon.
“The unprecedented growth of the gay community in recent history has transformed our culture and consciousness, creating radically new possibilities for people to ‘come out’ and live more openly as homosexuals”(Herdt 2). Before the 1969 Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychological adjustment of homosexuals. Times have changed since 1969. Homosexuals have gained great attention in arts, entertainment, media, and politics. Yesterday’s research on homosexuality has expanded to include trying to understand the different experiences and situations of homosexuals (Ben-Ari 89-90).
Furthermore, a few of his plays are written about drag queens and others about being gay. Mr. Fierstein grew up in a time when being gay was a very hard lifestyle to be open about. Over the decades the support group lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community or better known as LGBT, has supported the mass movement worldwide. Mr. Fierstein set out to illustrate to the world that it is ok to be yourself and that the LGBT community will not accept any more bigotry. His plays focus on the hardships faced by the oppressed and the tyrants.
...“The people in the bar were drunk, shouting and singing loudly. Aswany continues to paint Hatim as a respectable character when he describes his professionalism, saying that though all of his employees are aware of Hatim’s homosexuality, they do not sense it nor does he make a show out of it at work; rather, he is quite stern and serious with them. Hatim’s homosexuality is identified but does not let it define or confine him intellectually or professionally. In the case of The Yacoubian Building, Aswany’s purpose was not to portray a homosexual in a negative light, but to illustrate Hatim Rasheed: a flawed but likeable character, who also happens to be homosexual. By using heartening flashbacks and positive descriptions, Aswany is able to present Hatim Rasheed as more relatable than his general audience would usually be willing to consider a homosexual character.
In an effort to legitimize all subcategories of sexuality considered deviant of heterosexual normatively, queer theory acknowledges nontraditional sexual identities by rejecting the rigid notion of stabilized sexuality. It shares the ideals of gender theory, applying to sexuality the idea that gender is a performative adherence to capitalist structures that inform society of what it means to be male, female, gay, and straight. An individual’s conformity to sexual or gendered expectations indicates both perpetration and victimization of the systemic oppression laid down by patriarchal foundations in the interest of maintaining power within a small group of people. Seeking to deconstruct the absolute nature of binary opposition, queer theory highlights and celebrates literary examples of gray areas specifically regarding sexual orientation, and questions those which solidify heterosexuality as the “norm”, and anything outside of it as the “other”.
This paper will look at the different conceptions highlighted by Bulman in his article through the use of different methods used by the actors in the play. Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare captures the different conceptions of gender identity and different sexualities within the Elizabethan period.
Throughout various mediums, queer and gender portrayals are not shown in the best light. Majority of media show clear negative connotations of homosexuals and queens while constantly being a target of discrimination and ridicule. Though as time went on many writers decided to speak up and gain awareness for queer and gender biases by incorporating messages of societal discrimination in their plays. Much of their ideals were that of how sexual/gender identity portrayal, lifestyle stigma, and preconceived notions of the homosexual community. These ideals were combined in what is called gender studies and queer literary theory. Some of these concepts and ideas of queer and gender theory can be seen throughout the play
In the movie Billy Elliot, Billy challenges society’s beliefs based on sex during his time, as he rebels against male stereotypes and follows his passion for dance, without he’s fathers consent. Billy faces many obstacles throughout this movie, including when Billy tries to show his father that he can dance, but his dad takes it sensitively and shuts him off. Throughout the movie, She’s The Man, Viola fights against societies expectations again and fills in for her brother, who ditches school randomly to travel for a couple of weeks, to play soccer despite her mothers’ thoughts. The issues of stereotypes that will be explored throughout this essay are, the specific cultures and social situations which create strict stereotypes, the power of the family towards the individuals’ actions and also the marginalisation of those who rebel. The first issue that will be introduced are the specific situations that separate society and create stereo types.
The 2017 Finnish biopic by Dome Karukoski, with the help of brilliant and exceptionally convincing Pekka Strang, portrays the life and work of one of the most celebrated and influential figures of twentieth century gay culture, Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland. The film follows Touko’s personal development from the battlefield of World War II, where a young lieutenant first finds his sexuality among his comrades in arms in the darkness of war blackouts, to the late 80s, when Tom of Finland is exposed to the world following, with thousands of men, dressed in leather, praising him as their hero. And though the film centres around one figure, depicting him through relationships with his closest people, it also reflects the impact of Laaksonen gradually finding his ground on the changing of self-image of gay men of those days. In this essay, I will
The reading, Gay, Latino and Macho, explores four men’s struggles with being gay in a Latino culture. These men share their stories on how they are treated by society for being different. In their communities, men need to show machismo attributes and men who do not meet the standards are not seen as real men. I don’t believe there was a clear thesis to this reading but I do believe there was a purpose, and that is to address how harsh the machismo Latino culture can be to those who homosexual. In order to fix this problem, people need to bring about a more accepting culture for gay people to live in.
Modernist writings have always been hailed for its nuanced relationship with sexuality. This paper looks at the ways E.M. Forster, one of the modernist writers on the fringes, deals with the discourses of sexuality different in ways different from other high modernists against the backdrop of the socio-cultural milieu which was extremely intolerant to homosexuality through his novel Maurice, written in 1913-14 and published posthumously in 1971. To what extent Forster’s homosexuality and his novel on same sex love negotiate with other homosexual writers and activists of the period? The mere fact that Maurice was published posthumously shows the grim situation of homosexual men and women of the time. Now our job is to closely look at the novel and situate its transgressions and liberation in the larger context of same-sex writings of the early twentieth century.
‘Flaming Classics’ looks at the film ‘The Wizard of Oz’ entailing it had hidden meanings. This book takes the films perspective from a queer point of view. His description of the word ‘queer’ is not very specific however he does state that the use of the word can cause anxieties from those who do not understand it as the word is still being defined today. By attaching labels to those that do not fit into the typical stereotype of culture it helps others to better comprehend.
The 1990s saw surge of gay characters in both television and movies. From Ellen Degeneres and her character Ellen Morgan coming out under much scrutiny on the TV show ‘Ellen,’ to Julia Roberts and Rupert Everett comedically playing off each other in the motion picture ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding.’ Sure, gays and lesbians have been around forever, especially in Hollywood. But never has there been a time to be more out. With the popularity of shows like Will and Grace, which feature leading gay characters, as well as Dawson’s Creek and it’s supporting character of teenager Jack McPhee, we are slowly seeing gay and lesbian characters creeping into the mainstream media.