อัตลักษณ์ของตัวละครชายรักชชายในซีรีส์วาย

Authors

รศ.ดร.พรพรรณ ประจักษ์เนตร, นายกฤตพล สุธีภัทรกุล

Published

รายงานสืบเนื่องงานประชุมวิชาการการสื่อสารระดับชาติ ครั้งที่ 3 ประจำปี 2562

Abstract

The objectives of this qualitative research “Construction of Gay Characters in Thai Boy Love Series” were; to study the construction of male-homosexual characters in boys love drama, toexamine the characteristics of male-homosexual characters;, and to explore the attitude of homosexual viewers toward male-homosexual characters in boys love drama. The researcher has analyzed 20 male-homosexual characters from 10 boys love dramas, which were broadcasted during 2015-2019, and conducted in-depth interviews with 15 key informants who consider themselve to be men who have sex with men. The results showed that male-homosexual characters in boys love drama displayed different traits from those in soap operas or movies,which were often associated with feminine nature, unrequited love,overaction, and passionate interest in men. Characters in boys love drama, in contrast, were constructed with certain of age—from high school students to early workers, certain of status—from middle to upper class, good-looking, great body, and residing in urban area. Shared characteristics were described as follows: 1) holding traditionalmasculine values – characters were portrayed with hyper-masculinity inboth physical appearance and manner 2) transposing gender roles of male and female onto two males – characters were divided into two leading positions: hero, the one who takes the initiative, and heroine, the one who passively undergoes his partner’s actions and is illustrated asmore feminine in terms of smaller body, fairer skin, and personalitytraits than the hero 3) creating an ideal world where love between homosexuals are accepted widely and almost immediately 4) devoting to a single man – after male-homosexual characters become partners, theylive happily ever after. These research findings could be used as a guideline for the portrayal policy of male-homosexual characters in various types of media, as well as, for improving the production of boys love drama.Presenting a variety of homosexual characters, focusing mainly oncreating gender identity, and not conforming to gender roles would be key to help create a better understanding of male homosexuals in the society.

อัตลักษณ์ของตัวละครชายรักชายในซีรีส์วาย. สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, งานประชุมวิชาการการสื่อสารระดับชาติ ครั้งที่ 3 ประจำปี 2562 (402-30-402-43).