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Leon, DLG;Leon, JEG
2017
January
Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Homonormalizing gay masculinities: The other family (2011) by Gustavo Loza or the negation of others kinships
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The present article examines the film La otra familia (2011) by the Mexican filmmaker Gustavo Loza. The analysis is done from an intersectional, queer, de-colonial perspective and illustrates that the work asserts heteronormativity upon homonormalizing gay masculinities, and exalts the existence of the biparental family. In this way, Loza's film excludes the appearance of non-traditional kinships and therefore should not be considered queer if we take into consideration the critical meaning of this term. This interpretation of the film is structured as follows: firstly, Loza's work within Latin America's most well-known gay productions is outlined, then the intersectionalities present in the film are studied, and finally, family connections constructed in the film are analyzed, and it is shown how they end up rearticulating a heteronormative logic that hampers the existence of other families.
ABINGDON
0826-3663
10.1080/08263663.2017.1281943
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