Employing a theoretical framework of cultural hegemony, and using both quantitative and qualitative methods, this thesis explores LGBT representation in mainstream American teen films released between 1995 and 2013. It examines the evolving visibility/invisibility of LGBT characters within the genre, as well as the thematic treatment of coming out, victimisation, sexual desire, and the heterosexual/homosexual binary. It interrogates the range of homophobic and LGBT-friendly responses of heterosexual characters. Examining LGBT characters and onscreen heterosexual responses reveals the uneven and contradictory nature of hegemonic negotiation that both includes/domesticates certain aspects of the LGBT community and simultaneously maintains hegemonic heteronormativity.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||18 Jan 2018|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2018|
Bibliographical noteEmbargoed from 25/01/2018 to 25/01/2020
Made publicly available on 25/01/2020