Transperance Me I Want to be Visible: Gay Gaze in Tom Ford’s film A Single Man


  • Selen Gokcem "Kadir Has University"



Film, Cinema, Gaze, Homosexuality


Classic gaze theory that was underlined by Laura Mulvey in 1975 which claims the male gaze objectifies woman and turns the woman into a sex object, is lack in the explaining gaze from man to man. In Tom Ford’s A Single Man the gaze is used from man to man different from man to woman and it is not perceived as something negative. By providing a queer gaze analysis, this article will show how homosexual people live their intimate feelings by gaze and how gay gaze can be different from the classic gaze in a way that it does not reduces the other one in an interior position.

Author Biography

Selen Gokcem, "Kadir Has University"

Graduate assistant at Cinema and Television


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How to Cite

Gokcem, S. (2012). Transperance Me I Want to be Visible: Gay Gaze in Tom Ford’s film A Single Man. CINEJ Cinema Journal, 1(2), 86–91.