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Straight Girls and Queer GuysThe Hetero Media Gaze in Film and Television$
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Christopher Pullen

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780748694846

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694846.001.0001

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Straight Girls and Queer Guys

Christopher Pullen

Edinburgh University Press

In Daniel Ribeiro’s groundbreaking film The Way He Looks [original title Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho] (2014, Brazil) which tells the story of the blind queer youth Leonardo (see Chapter 6), the subtitle ‘not every love happens at first sight’ offers an allusion to the notion of the gaze, a central premise of this book. We know that while Leonardo cannot possess the physical gaze, his sense of feeling, relating his close friendship with the straight girl Giovana, and the quest for his ultimate soulmate Gabriel, enables him to challenge normative perceptions of the gaze. This book consequently considers such opportunities, and tensions, in exploring the relationship between the straight girl and the queer guy within film and television, evident in drama and documentary forms. The straight girl and the queer guy relate to each other, while defining each character’s identity potential, at the same time as they are constructed by the audience as subject to a dominant gaze....

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