The Effect of Movie Portrayals on Audience Attitudes About Nontraditional Families and Sexual Orientation

  title={The Effect of Movie Portrayals on Audience Attitudes About Nontraditional Families and Sexual Orientation},
  author={Michelle A. Mazur and Tara M. Emmers-Sommer},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={157 - 181}
Abstract This study examined the impact of motion pictures about the family on viewers' attitudes about family life and sexual orientation. Viewers were randomly assigned to view either Father of the Bride II(control group) or Object of My Affection(treatment group). Viewers' attitudes toward nontraditionalism and homosexuality were assessed before and after viewing their respective film. Treatment and control groups significantly differed in their attitudes toward nontraditionalism, but did… 

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