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Changing LGBT Narratives in Turkish Cinema

Akser, Murat (2016) Changing LGBT Narratives in Turkish Cinema. Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 16 (2). pp. 1-9. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3594.5209

Abstract

From its inception, depiction of sexuality on screen outside of heteronormative behavior has consistently been met with censorship by the state and negative criticism from the media. Yet, beginning with mid 1960s and spanning latter decades, Turkish filmmakers have become far more open and daring in their depiction of the gay and lesbian relationships. It is the aim of this essay to outline a history of LGBT representations in Turkish cinema over the last fifty years, depictions progressing from lesbian to transsexual and finally to homosexual males during the period, 1962 to the present.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Turkey, LGBT, gay, queer, lesbian, homosexual, Turkish cinema
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:34234
Deposited By: Dr Murat Akser
Deposited On:31 Aug 2016 11:36
Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 11:36

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