The contest of queerbaiting: Negotiating authenticity in fan–creator interactions

  title={The contest of queerbaiting: Negotiating authenticity in fan–creator interactions},
  author={Michael Mcdermott},
  journal={The Journal of Fandom Studies},
  • M. Mcdermott
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Art
  • The Journal of Fandom Studies

Boy crazy, but not in a straight way: The ‘truth’ about Larry in the One Direction fandom

This article explores the queer practices of a subgroup of One Direction fans known as Larries. The Larries believe that former One Direction boyband members Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson

“Think About the Children”: Agency and the Politics of Childhood Innocence in Queerbaiting

Health and Society, La Trobe University, Australia, within the discipline of Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies. For his doctoral research, he examined the phenomenon of queerbaiting utilizing

The Affective Politics of Queerbaiting: Fandom, Identity and Representation

This thesis was a recipient of the Nancy Millis Award for theses of exceptional merit.

Sensing authenticity, seeing aura: Turkish audiences' reciption of Danish drama

This chapter reconsiders Walter Benjamin’s conceptualisation of “aura” while applying his concept to the viewing experience of Turkish audiences watching Danish television drama. Based on qualitative

The (broken) promise of queerbaiting: Happiness and futurity in politics of queer representation

  • M. Mcdermott
  • Art, Sociology
    International Journal of Cultural Studies
  • 2020
‘Queerbaiting’ is a pejorative fan-coined term that refers to the media practice of deliberately hinting at, or advertising, queer representation to attract and gain the investments of LGBTQ viewers