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dc.contributor.authorGeal, Robert
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-02T14:24:49Z
dc.date.available2017-02-02T14:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-06-01
dc.identifier.citationGeal, R. (2016). Frozen, Homosexuality and Masochism. Film International, 14 (2), pp 99-111.en
dc.identifier.issn1651-6826
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620365
dc.descriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Intellect in Film International on 01/06/2016, available online: https://doi.org/10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.en
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.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherIntellect Connect
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/10.1386/fiin.14.2.99_1
dc.subjectFrozen
dc.subjectanimation
dc.subjectcoding
dc.subjecthomophobia
dc.subjecthomosexuality
dc.subjectpoststructuralismen
dc.titleFrozen, Homosexuality and Masochismen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.journalFilm Internationalen
dc.date.accepted2016-10-14
rioxxterms.funderUniversity of Wolverhampton
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW020217RG
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-10-30
dc.source.volume14
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage99
dc.source.endpage111
refterms.dateFCD2018-10-19T08:34:27Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2017-10-30T00:00:00Z
html.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


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