‘La familia ya no es lo que era’: intercultural lesbian relationships in contemporary Spanish cinema

Fiona Noble

Resumen

This article considers the changing role of women within the institution of marriage and the family set-up through the cinematic representation of inter-cultural lesbian relationships. It argues that the inter-cultural lesbian relationship constitutes an example of the emerging visibility of alternative forms of kinship to the heteronormative family model. Analysing the linguistic, temporal, and spatial dimensions of such relations, it takes three films as case studies: Costa Brava: Family Album, A mi madre le gustan las mujeres and Room in Rome. Ultimately, the article interrogates the place of inter-cultural lesbian desire within cinematic representations of the contemporary Spanish family.

Palabras clave

Family; Lesbian; Intercultural; Cinema; Spain

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/fem.2014.23.12





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