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Water and Queer Intimacy

  • Fernando G. Pagnoni Berns
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Part of the Screening Spaces book series (SCSP)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the trope of water—specifically on the spaces of the swimming pool, showers, baths, and the beach—to examine its relation to the construction of the Brazilian male homosexual in Do começo ao fim/From Beginning to End (Aluizio Abranches, 2009), Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho/The Way He Looks (Daniel Ribeiro, 2014), and Praia do Futuro/Futuro Beach (Karim Aïnouz, 2014). It discusses the role of these spaces in connection to desire, identity, and intimacy, and argues that contemporary Brazilian queer cinema uses these spaces for negotiating homoerotic subjectivities.

Keywords

Brazilian queer cinema Homoerotic subjectivities Queer desire Water trope 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando G. Pagnoni Berns
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  1. 1.Facultad de Filosofía y LetrasUniversidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)Buenos AiresArgentina

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