M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communication
Gender identity--Study and teaching; Motion pictures--Study and teaching; Communication; Sexual minorities--Study and teaching
This thesis, as well as the short film, The Box Spring, explores issues related to gender identity and expression. Through the lens of queer theory, the thesis ensconces the short film in the existing body of works relating to the aforementioned issues. In order to detail both the academic grounding and the process of film creation, there are seven main chapters. The first chapter covers the theoretical background, including a brief history of nonbinary individuals and information on transmasculine identities. In Chapter Two, the thesis covers the process of writing the script, as well as the impetus behind character and plot decisions. Chapter Three covers the pre-production process and chapter four the production process. Then, in Chapter Five, the post-production process is discussed, followed by Chapter Six (distribution) and the conclusion (Chapter Seven).
Likier, Kim, "Gender queer representation in The box spring" (2017). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3248.
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