Paper Title

[2.1] Does This Make Me Look Gay?: How Hollywood Defined Masculinity and Male Intimacy in Film

Location

Arts & Education Building 162, Moderated by Dr. Claire Laville

Disciplines

American Film Studies | American Studies | Political Science

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Since the beginning of film, the influence it has had on popular culture is astounding. From silent films to modern blockbusters, the movie industry has offered a mirror to our own society. The idealised image of masculinity in films, influenced by fears of erosion of masculine ideals and homosexual behavior, affected men across North America and affected male intimacy in real life, and has had ramifications into the modern era.

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[2.1] Does This Make Me Look Gay?: How Hollywood Defined Masculinity and Male Intimacy in Film

Arts & Education Building 162, Moderated by Dr. Claire Laville

Since the beginning of film, the influence it has had on popular culture is astounding. From silent films to modern blockbusters, the movie industry has offered a mirror to our own society. The idealised image of masculinity in films, influenced by fears of erosion of masculine ideals and homosexual behavior, affected men across North America and affected male intimacy in real life, and has had ramifications into the modern era.