Visual Aesthetics in Blue Gate Crossing: Gender Images and Sexualities of the Youth


Daniel Ting-Huei Chao


Visual Aesthetics, The Youth, Gender Images, Sexualities, Psychoanalysis


The purpose of this research is that, Blue Gate Crossing is the key filmic text to look at cultural position of the youth. Based on the theoretical perspective of psychoanalysis, and the research method of aesthetic and cultural criticism in film studies, it interprets how this film represents gender images of the youth with the looking and imagining from the adult through the visual aesthetics. Nevertheless, this research finds out, Blue Gate Crossing exposes the anxiety and contradictory of crossing the duality of gender position, and creates the possibility of the challenge of the youth to the mainstream values of the adult.