Reading Gay Music Videos: An Inquiry into the Representation of Sexual Diversity in Contemporary Popular Music Videos

  title={Reading Gay Music Videos: An Inquiry into the Representation of Sexual Diversity in Contemporary Popular Music Videos},
  author={Frederik Dhaenens},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={532 - 546}
Abstract The representation of sexual diversity has recently become common within popular music videos. Whether as part of a subplot or as main narrative, gay and lesbian identities and same-sex desire are key to these “gay music videos.” Drawing on queer theory-informed popular culture studies, this article investigates the way these videos negotiate heteronormativity. By means of a textual analysis of how seven contemporary gay music videos represent same-sex intimacies, the article… 

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