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The Spatial Construct of Transvestites and Transsexuals in Turkish Cinema


This article discusses the spatial construct of transvestites and transsexuals in Turkish cinema. It analyzes the films Gece Melek ve Bizim Çocuklar, Dönersen Islık Çal, and Güneşi Gördüm to reveal spatial constructs and discuss the relationships of transvestites and transsexuals to space in the films. The significant conclusion of the study shows how transvestites and transsexuals are isolated by space.

Keywords: Turkish cinema, transvestite, transsexual, space, spatial isolation, cross-dressing.