Hetero-Romantic Love and Heterosexiness in Children's G-Rated Films

  title={Hetero-Romantic Love and Heterosexiness in Children's G-Rated Films},
  author={Karin A. Martin and Emily Kazyak},
  journal={Gender \& Society},
  pages={315 - 336}
In this article, the authors examine accounts of heterosexuality in media for children. The authors analyze all the G-rated films grossing $100 million dollars or more between 1990 and 2005 and find two main accounts of heterosexuality. First, heterosexuality is constructed through hetero-romantic love relationships as exceptional, powerful, magical, and transformative. Second, heterosexuality outside of relationships is constructed through portrayals of men gazing desirously at women's bodies… Expand
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