Gay Marriage and Its Others

Title

Gay Marriage and Its Others

Authors

Heather Love

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Description

Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania) considers the fate of the spinster in the era of gay marriage. Through a reading of the 2006 film Notes on a Scandal, Love argues that, while monogamous gay and lesbian couples have achieved unprecedented levels of social acceptability, those who are alone or whose intimacies are unconventional are more stigmatized than ever.

Publication Date

9-13-2012

Keywords

spinster, gay marriage, Notes on a Scandal, monogamy, stigma, unmarried, LGBTQ

Disciplines

Family, Life Course, and Society | Film and Media Studies | Gender and Sexuality

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