Frozen, Homosexuality and Masochism

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620365
Title:
Frozen, Homosexuality and Masochism
Authors:
Geal, Robert
Abstract:
Disney’s animated phenomenon Frozen (2013) has been criticized by America’s religious right for its homosexual subtext which allegedly advocates non-Christian values to impressionable audiences. This essay does not dispute the presence of such a subtext, but argues that that the film’s gay codings, rather than celebrating and encouraging homosexuality, invoke bigoted stereotypes, negative psychoanalytic categories and masochistic cinematic conventions. The film represents homosexuality in an ostensibly non-discriminatory manner, but undermines this potential through a range of cultural prejudices and conventionalized conservative cinematic techniques. The last of these elements entails the film’s most sinister approach to homosexuality, reflexively linking a masochistic representation of its gay-coded characters with the ideological passivity of cinematic spectatorship.
Citation:
Frozen, Homosexuality and Masochism 2016, 14 (2):99 Film International
Publisher:
Intellect Connect
Journal:
Film International, Volume 14, Number 2, pp 99-111
Issue Date:
30-Oct-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620365
DOI:
10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1651-6826
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorGeal, Roberten
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T14:24:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-02T14:24:49Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-30-
dc.identifier.citationFrozen, Homosexuality and Masochism 2016, 14 (2):99 Film Internationalen
dc.identifier.issn1651-6826en
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620365-
dc.description.abstractDisney’s animated phenomenon Frozen (2013) has been criticized by America’s religious right for its homosexual subtext which allegedly advocates non-Christian values to impressionable audiences. This essay does not dispute the presence of such a subtext, but argues that that the film’s gay codings, rather than celebrating and encouraging homosexuality, invoke bigoted stereotypes, negative psychoanalytic categories and masochistic cinematic conventions. The film represents homosexuality in an ostensibly non-discriminatory manner, but undermines this potential through a range of cultural prejudices and conventionalized conservative cinematic techniques. The last of these elements entails the film’s most sinister approach to homosexuality, reflexively linking a masochistic representation of its gay-coded characters with the ideological passivity of cinematic spectatorship.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellect Connecten
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Film Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectFrozenen
dc.subjectanimationen
dc.subjectcodingen
dc.subjecthomophobiaen
dc.subjecthomosexualityen
dc.subjectpoststructuralismen
dc.titleFrozen, Homosexuality and Masochismen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalFilm International, Volume 14, Number 2, pp 99-111en
dc.date.accepted2016-10-14-
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