The Representation of Intersex Characters in English Feature Films

Qureshi, Kamran ORCID: (2019) The Representation of Intersex Characters in English Feature Films.

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This is the first-ever academic doctoral study that brings together theoretical readings of representation of intersex with professional practice in Film, TV and Media research by making a feature film. This study questions the issues of identity, discrimination, psychological and physical abuse, love and feelings of intersex as human beings, never being talked about in British feature films. I selected publicly available all extant English language feature films, with a lead intersex character, from the US, UK, and Australia. It investigates how filmmakers have represented intersex and their issues in their films to gain critical and commercial success. It provides a close textual analysis of the selected films and argues that intersex has been underrepresented and misrepresented in the feature films. It also argues that intersex subject is still a taboo subject not only for the society but also for the financiers, producers and directors which leads to an underrepresentation of intersex in films.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 07:51
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 10:33

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