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What is Zenne

Gender and Diversity Representation in Mass Media
Is the term which is basically refers to a man dancer who looks like a woman. Zenne plays like women in women's outfits at weddings and festivals in the traditional nomadic Turkish tradition.
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Overview of the Gay Characters in the New Cinema of Turkey
Özgür İpek (Sivas Cumhuriyet University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0128-3.ch012
Similar to the worldwide perceptions, gay characters in Turkish cinema are mostly perceived and used as elements of humor and comedy. They are also used as standards for measuring the masculinity of other male characters in some Turkish movies. And what about Today? What are the differences between the past and now? It is possible to say that Turkish cinema in 2000s involve more visible sexual identities apart from heteronormative understanding. This study will focus on the reflections and portrayals of only gay characters in New Turkish cinema.
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