Gay Directors: Approach, Sensibility, Gaze, Impact

Scholars, such as Corber and others, have fruitfully suggested that the work and accomplishments of gay directors  need to be recognized and evaluated from an ethno-sexual as well as national and transnational perspectives.

Transnationalism in queer studies emerged out of the limitations imposed by identity-based studies.

The new questions asked were: How the diffusion and circulation of gay artists, features and work, and media discourses have crossed national boundaries.

How transnationalism has transformed the sexual politics and cultures of Western and non-Western nations?

How the sexual identities, practices, works of gay artists cross borders, and what are the reactions at the local, regional, and national levels?

Are they completely embraced and absorbed, transformed and changed to meet more local needs, perhaps even resisted?

The circulation is never on equal terms.  Some cultures and social formations have greater material resources and ways to diffuse and transcend boundaries.