THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Homoeroticism and homosocial desire in British costume TV series

2013. №3, pp. 254-264

Sarakaeva Elina A.  - Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor, Hainan State University, 58 Zhenmin dis., Haikou, Meilanqu, 570100, China, Hainan Province ,,

Lebedeva Irena V.  - D.Sc. (Sociology), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,,

The article analyzes the way homosocial male bonds are represented in British costume TV series and the function played by their homoerotic content. Ambivalence in homosocial interactions of characters, openness of some of the scenes and conflicts for the interpretation in a sexual key are marketing means to increase the ratings with the audience.

Key words: homosexual,homosocial desire,male bonds,potestarian relations,British television series,homosocial interactions