Gender, Race & Identity: An Intersectional Analysis of Queer Representation in the Movie Moonlight by Barry Jenkins

Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to deploy key identity structures that are mainly gender and race. These constructs intersect with one another on a social spectrum which is presented through the polemics of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender performativity, the role of queer communities,family structures, and racial identities. The dissection and analysis are established with the help of the movie ‘Moonlight’ by Barry Jenkins as it proposes intersection on the spectrum of both gender and race. The movie is analyzed intricately with the help of the dimensions discussed initially. The study unveils “hegemonic masculinity” as a precarious construct along with “white supremacy” in movies to extend onto real lives. The ultimate goal of this study is that it informs us of intersectional representation in films today. This movie is chosen to comprehend one mainstream LGBT+ film that is “intersectional” and bring it to comparison with other LGBT+ movies that are mostly clouded by cis-normative white people.



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Asmita Sen, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

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Conference: EuroMedia2022
Stream: Critical and Cultural Studies

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To cite this article:
Sen A. (2022) Gender, Race & Identity: An Intersectional Analysis of Queer Representation in the Movie Moonlight by Barry Jenkins ISSN: 2188-9643 The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-9643.2022.1
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2188-9643.2022.1


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