Gays and Lesbians in Film and Media

Professor: Dr. Kole Kleeman

Need an elective that won't put you to sleep?

Gays and Lesbians in Film and Media was one of the first courses on the ever changing gay community to be taught at UCO. The course can substitute for a film studies minor. It is a social movement course taught through documentary film.

Here are some of the issues the course will address:
(1) Where do the stereotype of gays and lesbians come from?
(2) Why were over 15,000 gay and lesbian people sent to the extermination
camps under the Nazi regime?
(3) How was Hollywood affected by the psychiatric institution that defined gays
and lesbians as sinful, sick, and criminal and what were the consequences of that
ideology for cultural representations of gay and lesbian people?
(4) How important was the work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey in liberating the prevalence
of homosexuality in the general population.
(5) How did alternative films from and for the gay and lesbian movement assist
in making people aware of the AIDS crisis and discriminatory issues that affected
especially gay men. How was AIDS framed by the news?
(6) How have LGBT people been portrayed in the history of television?
(7) New material on gay marriage.

For further information, you can contact Kole Kleeman at:

Wednesdays @ 6:00-8:45 P.M.

MCOM 105
Gays and Lesbians in Media & Film:
Undergraduate - MCOM 4623 - 22022
Graduate - MCOM 5623 - 2203

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