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Cinema Queer no cinema brasileiro: a representação dos homossexuais em Tatuagem e Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho
Fagundes, Rodrigo Quevedo
This study examines the representation of homosexuals in contemporary Brazilian cinema by a Queer Cinema perspective. The focus of the analysis was the movies Tattoo (2013), by Hilton Lacerda, and The way he looks (2014), by Daniel Ribeiro, both held in national territory. The theoretical contribution of the research is built with cultural studies and the main theories of representation, identity, gender and sexuality, by authors such as Katherine Woodward, Stuart Hall, Michel Foucault and Judith Butler. The analysis occurs by the cultural analysis method using the circuit proposed by Johnson (1999) combined with textual analysis in the sphere of interpretation of cinematic narrative. The speaking of the films were analyzed by the sight of Queer Theory, which seeks to deconstruct the heteronormative standards of society. This way, they were subjected to a comparison with pre-set categories, to determine how much they approach the proposal of Queer Cinema by denying these normative standards or if they reinforce them in the Brazilian culture by thenat ional cinema. From the analysis we realized that there are two strands of representation of homosexuals in Brazilian cinema, one that fits the norms and rules of society and another that seeks to deconstruct these patterns, characterized as Queer.