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The different caminos of Latino homosexuality in Francisco J. Lombardi's No se lo Digas a Nadie

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This article explores the way (homo)sexuality is constructed and constrained by the geographical spaces in which machismo operates in the film No se lo Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone), as well as the process of migration from such societies experienced by queer subjects. It demonstrates that gay individuals brought up in hetero-repressive societies are forced to keep their homosexual tendencies in secret in order to maintain the basis of heteronormative order. Sexually regulatory spaces in Latino societies represented by the protagonist's parental home, the family hacienda, the university, his bachelor flat(s) function as controlling entities that impose a macho behaviour on queer male subjects in order to guarantee their acceptance within heteropatriarchy. Some queer subjects will eventually leave such sexually repressive sites and migrate to new places where their sexual orientation does not contravene patriarchal order. However this process of sexual liberation is truncated if the site of arrival is still controlled, even at a micro-social level, by heteronormativity.
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Keywords: Latin American homosexuality; entendidos; machismo; queer diaspora; queer identity

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Coventry University.

Publication date: 2006-07-01

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