The Homosexual Male Gaze: Normalizing Homosexuality through the Use of Heteronormative Narrative Techniques in Film
Keywords:male gaze, heteronormative narrative techniques, homosexual normalization, film and society, narrative techniques, homosexual male gaze
An examination of the use of Mulvey’s “male gaze” by a homosexual character in the 2017 adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Explores the potential of the use of this heteronormative narrative technique in the normalization of homosexuality in film and society.
Beauty and the Beast. By Evan Spiliotopoulos Stephen Chbosky. Dir. Bill Condon. Perf. Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad Emma Watson. Disney. 2017.
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