It’s (Not) in His Kiss: Gay Kisses and Camera Angles in Contemporary US Network Television Comedy

  title={It’s (Not) in His Kiss: Gay Kisses and Camera Angles in Contemporary US Network Television Comedy},
  author={Alfred L. Martin},
  journal={Popular Communication},
  pages={153 - 165}
Although the number of gay male representations on American situation comedies has increased, an examination of the ways same-sex intimacy operates within sitcoms is of paramount importance. This article traces a brief history of same-sex intimacy in sitcoms, then uses film and television stylistic analysis of the contemporary sitcoms Modern Family, Happy Endings, and The New Normal to argue that the positioning of the camera and the spatial relationship between actors is deliberate and conveys… 

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