In 2013, Critical Studies in Media Communication published my autoethnographic investigation of CBS’s Big Brother. If you assign the essay in a class you teach, you might consider showing your students the videos embedded in this entry. The first video features a montage of crying scenes I detail in the first half of the article. The second video focuses on themes explored in the second half of the paper, like the tropes of gay contagion and the gay pretender.
Trope of the Crying Gay Man
Trope of the Gay Pretender