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Straight Girls and Queer Guys: The Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television

Christopher Pullen


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, ... More

Keywords: Queer, Gay, Television, Film, Alliance, Domesticity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780748694846
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694846.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Pullen, author
Bournemouth University