Author

Kim Likier

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Vazquez, Laura

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

LCSH

Gender identity--Study and teaching||Motion pictures--Study and teaching||Communication||Sexual minorities--Study and teaching

Abstract

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).

Comments

Advisors: Laura Vazquez.||Committee members: Randy Caspersen; Kathleen Valde.||Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

64 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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