Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television (Hardback)Christopher Pullen (author)
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 31/01/2016
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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.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm
"Christopher Pullen's monograph 'Straight Girls and Queer Guys' approaches the titular relationship from a welcome variety of angles. He demonstrates how, as a storytelling trope, the bonds between queer-coded men and explicitly or presumptively heterosexual women have a diverse history across cinema and television." -- Nick Davis, Northwestern University, Evanston, Women's Studies
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