The objectives of the research on Audience Expectations for the Image of LGBT Films: A Case Study on Thai LGBT-Related Films are: 1) to study the audience expectations for LGBT films; 2) to study the presentation approaches of the image of LGBT films in the future; and 3) to plan for the presentation of content and image of LGBT films in the future. The researcher applied the Qualitative Research method together with in-depth interviews and formal interviews with respondents. Research findings were that the potential perspectives towards third-gender characters should be developed and avoid devaluing them to only being humorous characters like in the past. Also, third-gender characters should be given more in-depth and realistic characteristics as human beings in society who are not isolated or just ridiculed in screenplays. The future of LGBT films is expected to be better in the manner that the identity of LGBT films is not embellished or maligned, leading to misunderstanding in society. Instead, LGBT films should show LGBTs as regular people and help adjust the image of LGBTs in society for more understanding and positive perspectives as well as social acceptance and equality in the future.
Urapong Patkachar, Bangmkok University, Thailand
Stream: Film Criticism and Theory
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