Changing LGBT Narratives in Turkish Cinema

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Abstract

From its inception, depiction of sexuality on screen outside of heteronormative behavior has consistently been met with censorship by the state and negative criticism from the media. Yet, beginning with mid 1960s and spanning latter decades, Turkish filmmakers have become far more open and daring in their depiction of the gay and lesbian relationships. It is the aim of this essay to outline a history of LGBT representations in Turkish cinema over the last fifty years, depictions progressing from lesbian to transsexual and finally to homosexual males during the period, 1962 to the present.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-9
JournalReconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016

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Turkish Cinema
Lesbian
1960s
Filmmaker
Transsexual
Censorship
Criticism
History
Sexuality

Keywords

  • Turkey
  • LGBT
  • gay
  • queer
  • lesbian
  • homosexual
  • Turkish cinema

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