For example, Louis is pretty open about his sexual identity, but he still feels the need to hide it around his family. Being gay hasn’t always be been a good identity to viewed as. In the 1980’s, it made a bigger impact because a lot of people started to come “come out of closet”. For another example, Roy goes reject the term of homosexual.He believes that being gay means being weak, a person who people take advantage of. Although he doesn’t accept it He can't escape that he has sex with men on a regular basis. To the present day of 2016, the topic of homosexuality is more open because according to the law everyone has to be treated equal. There are other people that recognized being gay makes them stronger than most people because they can handle the discrimination which makes them tough rather than
What is the problem with the representation of the LGBTQ+ community in film? The main problem: that this is even a problem at all. The representation, or misrepresentation that is, has not gone unnoticed. “When gays and lesbians do appear on screen, it is more often than not in ways that uphold stereotypical notions, such as the ‘pansy’ male or the ‘hardboiled’ woman,” is how Mangin explains this dilemma. This statement holds truth, but it is only the beginning of addressing the problem. Society has deemed it necessary to discriminate against this community, instead of accepting them, and treating them how they should be treated; like normal people, since that is what they are, of course. unjust way the LGBTQ+ community
Cornel West, a philosopher, made his view on heterosexism very clear in an interview with Vitka Eisen and Mary Kenyatta, in 1995. In the interview, West claimed that heterosexism has always been practiced and enforced throughout history for the sake of religion and consistency, and subsequently, the fight against heterosexism necessitates a great political courage.
But, if these experiences overshadow the feeling of acceptance how can individual fit into society standards? Fun home opens a controversial discussion about homosexuality and how people overshadow their identities if they do not have a constant nurturing support to overcome their fear and loneliness. Alison Bechdel demonstrates two sides of sexual exploration, Bruce Bechdel as the hidden disruption against interpersonal relationships and Alison as the openness of sexual discovery through literature and empathy. Indeed, Gender identity is one factor that contempt human beings to belong into a category in society because we are driven by emotions and fears. Having a purpose in life can define who we are and the actions we commit in life and if we are not capable to find our own identity, we tend to hide ourselves behind compulsive habits that end in negative consequences as Bruce Bechdel
The topic of homosexuality in Tom Hanks speech is one of great division among the people of our country, especially at the time he chose to bring attention to it, yet his use of rhetorical speaking, particularly Ethos and Pathos, assist to both mitigate and normalize a typically polarizing issue. The introduction to his speech features an immediate nod to emotion when he mentions love and his “lover”, or wife, saying “I could not be standing here without that undying love… And I have that in a lover that is so close to fine, we should all be able to experience such heaven right here on earth”. By introducing the concept of “love” as the preliminary subject before the actual meaning of the speech is made clear, a common connection is made between the audience, who includes both celebrities and the American public, that is necessary to establish due to the status that the speaker possesses. Because of this elevated status, Ethos emerges as a secondary rhetorical device that aids Tom in delivering his message. Due to the occupation that Mr. Hanks holds, there is often a perceived disconnect between the average person and himself, which can then make delivering an important message all the more difficult as there is no emotional connection between him and the audience. Tom overcomes this hurdle with the aforementioned use of the universal feeling of love, which all can relate to. Once common ground is found between the speaker and the audience, he begins to foreshadow his later
There is a particular point of view found in certain recent Hollywood films that explores the varying spectrum of sexuality and the role representation plays in an individual’s life. In the traditional view of sexuality in society, sexuality has an established separation, homosexual or heterosexual. In The Monster and the Homosexual Benshoff mentions “how homosexuality is thought and felt by heterosexuals is part and parcel of the way the culture teaches them (and us) to think and feel about their heterosexuality,” (Benshoff 95). In this context the heterosexual view of a homosexual is based on preconceived notions that the audience have obtained from society. In reality one cannot know about homosexuality to the fullest unless the person is one or has been properly educated about the
David Román creates excellent perspective into the haven and necessity of theatrical arts for homosexual Latino 's in Chapter 6 of Intervention entitled "Teatro Viva!" Román reveals that progressing as a community requires gay Latino men and women to use the theatre as a tool to break the socio-silence surrounding the idea of homosexuality and the AIDS virus. In this case, the region of Los Angeles, California is accounted for as having an enormous amount of input having to do with the de-marginalization of homosexual Hispanics in the world.
In the 1920s, homosexuals were widely accepted. The author of a popular play about homosexuality, Mae West, was an early advocate of gay rights. In the 1930s, the public didn’t want to deal with homosexuality in the actors, so they forced them to retire or keep their sexuality private. Homosexuals would not be accepted again until the 1960s. In the 1930s, life was harsh for homosexuals. Homosexuality, at this point, was regarded as a mental illness. Many had to hide their identity to avoid being made fun of and even imprisonment. Many police forces used young, undercover cops to try and get a confession out of homosexuals.
The Laramie Project is initially a play that revolved around the town Laramie, Wyoming. Written by Moises Kaufman, he derives reactions and interviews from certain citizens of Laramie about the murder of a gay student Matthew Shepard. This play was later adapted to a film that we’ve recently completed. In this short and simple review, you will understand how I felt about the film, along with dissecting the film itself to understanding why Kaufman decided to write about the murder in Laramie.
Within the scope of this discussion, different dimensions of “queer” are presented as emulated by villains. “Queer” can be described as an umbrella term used for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual nor cisgender. Correspondingly, Disney cinema villains obliterate all established notions of gender and sexuality, especially heterosexual norms. Through this frame, Disney cinema villains such as Ursula, Maleficent, and Elsa may be read as queer-coded in contrast with the relatively more heteronormative heroes. Queer-coding is essentially understood as fictional characters, who have not been revealed as queer, but are given traits or are being read as non-heteronormative, because of the style, behavior, gestures or overall appearance. While Disney cinema appears to constantly equate queerness with evil, at the same time, they are opening the door for diverse representations of queerness by blurring the binary oppositions of gender and presenting dynamic expressions that challenge everything that is considered
Tongues Untied (Riggs, 1989) is an award winning documentary by Marlon Riggs with the assistance of many other homosexual black men. The documentary put poems together to recreate an image of what it was like to grow up as a homosexual black man during the 80's. Men in the film spoke about the discrimination they had to face on everyday bases. They were called names like faggot, homo, and punk, but if they kept silent about being homosexual they felt like the silence was just as impairing. Some even reveal that they were treated as a threat or invisible. The film also shows how black homosexuals were able to meet one another in places like gay bars or gay pride meetings and rallies. Each city had their own particular way of how homosexual men interacted. All of them came together in the end to march in the gay pride parade. They risked their life to AIDS to fight for who they really were. Every sexual encounter with another man gave risk to catching AIDS. The film ended with obituaries of men who had fallen victim to AIDS (Riggs, 1889).
An accomplished writer and an open homosexual, Andrew Sullivan wrote his best known work speaking for the struggles and social oppritunnitues of homosexuas in a heterosexual based cuture. His best known work was Virtually Normal: An argument about Homosexuality. This work was directed to a conservative audience, as one can sense the defensiveness as he writes about his own experiences with homosexuality, where he uses rhetoric to address the needs and subculture of homosexuality.
In the 1980s, during the apogee of the AIDS crisis, many conservatives came forward to blame homosexuals for the epidemic. For instance, according to Armstrong, Lam, and Chase, Kaposi’s sarcomas, alongside other diseases, composes a list of conditions that serves as a criterion for the diagnosis of AIDS. In fact, its relation to AIDS is so remarkable that it became a label; in a society that is divided by pre-conceived ideas of morality, it became a visual representation of HIV as punishment for homosexuality. However, in Angels in America: a Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Tony Kushner attributes a deeper meaning to the lesions caused by Kaposi’s sarcomas – from death sentence to change, and finally, to redemption. Through these lesions, the author symbolizes the paradox of AIDS in an American society that refuses to embrace minorities, and how its destructiveness has fortified the sense of community amongst homosexuals.
Some of the most remarkable are those referring to mainstream American films, which are popular with gay population. Thus, The Wizard of 0z and A Streetcar Named Desire appear in some expressions and dialogues by Prior and Belize, the most “gay” characters in the play:
The term media refers to several different types of methods used to communicate and educate society for a socially aware nation (Pradesh, 2014). It is regarded collectively as ‘mass media’, which includes broadcast media (television, cinema and radio), print media (newspapers, magazines, and journals) and Internet based-web sites (“Role of Media in Social Awareness”, 2013; Pradesh, 2014).