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SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio  and  SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. Foolish affects: homosexuality and homophobia in brazilian soap opera. Barbaroi [online]. 2012, n.36, pp. 50-66. ISSN 0104-6578.

This study investigates how the theme of homosexuality has been portrayed in the Brazilian soap opera Foolish Heart, aired in 2011. Through a core made up of gay characters, the authors describe the plot homosexual the diversity of issues, from the recognition process by the subject of homosexuality, the "coming out", through prejudice, homophobia and demanding the recognition of rights civilians. Unprecedented in Brazilian soap operas, the characters with divergent orientation of heteronormativity, are not only highlights the architecture of the plot, as his plays end up being expressed in order to explain a previously neglected or forbidden visibility. In addition to this movement for the inclusion of different thematic homosexual in the soap opera, the highlights are the shapers of public opinion effects of television, as a means of mass communication. While some characters will portray movements at all contribute effectively to the changing positions, favoring unambiguous views of homosexuals as people libertine and psychosocial risk, identify other movements they bring to the area earlier family dramas unsuccessful.

Keywords : Soap opera; Homosexuality; Prejudice; Homoaffection.

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