2015 - 18th Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

An Analysis of the Deconstruction of Heteronormativity in G.B.F.

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Erin Sully, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Location

Library 1st floor

Abstract

The film G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) uses comedy, satire, and stereotypes to deconstruct heteronormativity within the film. Specifically, this presentation will address G.B.F.'s use of satirical stereotypes to create a concurrent identification with and feeling of superiority to the film's characters in order to critique issues within identity politics theory that force the audience to reexamine the current heteronormative hierarchy. Additionally, this presentation will explore the standard that G.B.F. sets for positive queer representations and visibility.

Presentation Type

Individual Presentation

Start Date

4-7-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

4-7-2015 3:45 PM

Panel

Media(ted) Representations of Gender and Identity

Panel Moderator

Katherine Balsley

Field of Study for Presentation

Cinema Studies, Communication, Women's and Gender Studies

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An Analysis of the Deconstruction of Heteronormativity in G.B.F.

Library 1st floor

The film G.B.F. (Gay Best Friend) uses comedy, satire, and stereotypes to deconstruct heteronormativity within the film. Specifically, this presentation will address G.B.F.'s use of satirical stereotypes to create a concurrent identification with and feeling of superiority to the film's characters in order to critique issues within identity politics theory that force the audience to reexamine the current heteronormative hierarchy. Additionally, this presentation will explore the standard that G.B.F. sets for positive queer representations and visibility.