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Bromances and Disney Villains: Queerbaiting in Contemporary Media

Bromances and Disney Villains: Queerbaiting in Contemporary Media

In September of 2016, Jeffrey Tambor was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman in Amazon’s Transparent. The show follows the self-absorbed and dysfunctional Pfefferman family through the lens of Tambor’s Maura after coming out to her family about identifying as a woman. It has…

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