Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Images of same-sex love and sexual dissidence from the heterosexual norm have long been portrayed in literature, theater and cinema in the Arab world. While the explicit depiction of homosexual acts in film has been the subject of strict censorship, cinematic references to gays and lesbians abound, if often in heavily coded forms.

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How to cite this article:

Garay Menicucci "Unlocking the Arab Celluloid Closet," Middle East Report 206 (Spring 1998).
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