publication . Article . 2016

THE DEPICTION OF HOMOSEXUALITY IN AMERICAN MOVIES

Rudy Rudy;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Jun 2016 Journal: Humaniora (issn: 0852-0801, eissn: 2302-9269, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universitas Gadjah Mada
Abstract
<jats:p>This study focuses on the depiction of homosexuality in American films. It is intended to identify the images of gays depicted in American films as well as the characteristics of American gay movies. It incorporates library research by applying an analytical descriptive approach in analyzing the data. The symbol and reflective theory is used to analyze 18 American movies and 14 gay films from other countries in the early 2000s. It shows that gay films can attract audiences by describing gays as the objects for laughs; gays revealing their sexual identities; sexual scenes of gays; masculine gay men; and violence in gay life. They appear in genres like dra...
Subjects
free text keywords: homosexuality, depiction of homosexuality, American gay movies, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091
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