Homoti: the Turkish gay E.T. remake

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Through the theoretical framework of queer phenomenology and with reference to monster theory, this scholarly comic presents an analysis of the unauthorised, Turkish remake of E.T., titled Homoti (1987), featuring a gay alien as its main character. Being one of the three Turkish films made in the 1980s dealing with gay themes, Homoti emerges as a metaphor for the oppression of LGBT communities in Turkey by a patriarchal, military, nationalistic regime in the 1980s.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationSequentials
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2018


  • Queer cinema
  • Graphic scholarship
  • Turkish cinema
  • Turkish Cultural history
  • Multi-modal communication


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