Being human in 21st century: representation of the female sexual identity in queer cinema

Dyulgerova, Krista (2015) Being human in 21st century: representation of the female sexual identity in queer cinema. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation will examine and discuss the representation of gender and women's sexual identity in cinema. It will specifically focus on lesbianism and transgender representation in mainstream cinema, by including a diverse European and American range of films. It will examine the way women's sexuality is portrayed through the years and the consequences that followed, such as learning to pass as straight and homophobia. It will look at how the inaccurate representation of lesbians has led to some of the most awful stereotypes that still have repercussions today. Not only isolated by heterosexuals but also being disconnected from other people who are gay. Furthermore I will look at how things are changing and what has assisted this change to take place. This analysis will be completed by focusing mainly on cinema; it will also be supported by evidence from different mass mediums.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 17:06
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 17:06
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18860

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