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RISK, Eduardo Name  and  DOS SANTOS, Manoel Antônio. The construction of homosexual characters in soap operas from the comic. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2019, vol.19, n.2, pp. 1-14. ISSN 2359-0769.

This study aimed to analyze how comic aspects present in the performance of male homosexual characters convince discursive formations about homosexuality in Brazilian soap operas. The corpus of the study included characters from 9 p.m. soap operas from Rede Globo, namely, Felix (Amor à Vida) and Téo Pereira (Império). From the debugging of 30 previously selected scenes from each soap opera, 15 were chosen and transcribed, totaling 30 scenes. The corpus was analyzed according to Latin American cultural and queer studies. The arc of development of each character and the role of the comic in the construction of their sexuality were discussed, as well as how the discursive formations present in soap operas reiterate the moral depreciation historically attributed to homosexuals. Although they can be generically framed within the group of constantly defenestrated homosexual characters, Félix and Téo Pereira present interstitial aspects between abjection and assimilation to the familial logic, a resource used by media culture to pasteurize differences within gender and of sexuality.

Keywords : teoria queer; soap opera; homosexuality; humor; queer theory.

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