Getting Your Bloke On: Gender Issues in the Reality Competition 'I Will Survive'Communication Faculty Publications
AbstractThe Australian reality competition "I Will Survive" set out to find a cast replacement for the leading role in the Broadway production of "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." The stage version closed halfway through production the series, forcing a repositioning of the competition as the search to find "Australia's next triple threat." Even when the main prize was a role as a drag queen, however, the series presented a heterocentric approach to gender that treated drag less as a means of personal expression than as a part in a play that just happened to be about two gay men and a transexual, thus reinforcing the dominant culture's views of the gay male body as something exotic and undesirable.
Citation InformationFrank Miller. "Getting Your Bloke On: Gender Issues in the Reality Competition 'I Will Survive'" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frank_miller/1/