Tags: discourse/language, gender, lgbtq, sex/sexuality, fag discourse, homophobia, hip hop, Identity politics, masculinity, 00 to 05 mins
Summary: This clip presents witty commentary from Bryan Safi about the emergence and popularity of the phrase "no homo" in hip hop music. Safi takes aim at artists like Cam'ron and Lil Wayne and suggests that their need to use this phrase in order to establish themselves as heterosexual men is ridiculous. The clip is a nice follow-up to reading Dude, You're a Fag, where C.J, Pascoe argues that through a "fag discourse" boys effectively police the boundaries of masculinity. Students can be encouraged to consider how the phrase is deployed as a part of an interactive process between men which renders homosexuality an abject identity. Note that this clip works well in tandem with a second short clip by Jay Smooth, which similarly draws attention to the emergence and use of the phrase "no homo."
Submitted By: Jessica Holden Sherwood
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