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The Transnational Ga(y)ze: Constructing the East European Object of Desire in Gay Film and Pornography after the Fall of the Wall


Gay pornography employing men from formerly Communist Eastern Europe, including My Polish Waiter (1994), can be seen as acculturation narratives in which the Eastern European acts as a marker in the construction of American gay identities. These films thus formulate contemporary gay culture at the center of post-Cold War political and economic relations.