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Television’s fashion gay teens: Justin Suarez and Kurt Hummel

Cole, Shaun (2012) Television’s fashion gay teens: Justin Suarez and Kurt Hummel. Film, Fashion and Consumption, 1 (2). pp. 159-167. ISSN 20442823

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Cole, Shaun

Over the last fifteen years there has been an increase in the number of positive portrayals of gay people, including teenagers, on television. This article takes as a case study the characters Justin Saurez from Ugly Betty (2006–10, created by Silvio Horta) and Kurt Hummel from Glee (2009–11 (ongoing), created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan) and addresses the role that fashionable clothing and appearance plays in the formation and discussion of their sexual orientation. It argues that the very matter of their fashionability acts as a shorthand to announce their teenage sexuality.

Other Contributors:
EditorChurch-Gibson, Pamela
Official Website: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/ffc/2012/00000001/00000002/art00002
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: teenagers, gay, Ugly Betty, Glee, designer labels, fashion, television
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Intellect
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 9 February 2012
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1386/ffc.1.2.159_1
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 13:10
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 11:23
Item ID: 5106
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5106

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