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Are We Queer Yet?: The History of the Twunk

Posted on: Thu 20 Aug 2020

The first episode of ‘Are We Queer Yet?’ This segment which explores, examines and comments on queer beauty standards and stereotypes. ‘History of the Twunk’ covers one of the most enduring gay beauty standards, and why it exists.

Pride and Prejudice producers Nives and Jack deep dive into the inception of ‘The Twunk’ and its roots as a rebellious rejection of the portrayals as gay men as ‘anti-masculine’ in early American cinema.

Produced by Nives Baldassi-Winderlich

Image Source Wikimedia Commons 


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