1) Repertoires of masculinity:
Signs of masculinity displayed in this scene for John Lotter
actions: sitting wildly, let the little girl drink his own beer, keep taking cigarette
Clothing: short sleeve t-shirt (showing muscle), using more dark colour, with jeans and sneakers
language: a lot of false language, talk loudly
Signs of masculinity displayed in this scene for Brandon Teena
action: driving car wildly, didn’t care about those girls in the car, having the middle finger up to enemies
Clothing: dark colour shirt, blue jeans and mens shoes, having a big biker coat with him.
language: didn’t speak a lot of false language but speak like a man
way of looking: short hair, act like a man
2) A pattern of looks
Who looks at Brandon? A: no one is looking him, Lana didn’t have eye contact with Brandon although she sit beside him
Who do Brandon look at and how? A: He look at Lana with a lovely face expression talking us (the audience) that he love her.
DO we look with certain characters and not with others? A: Yes, in this scene, it talks about Lana and Brandon only, this is a love scene and is only suitable for them only.
Whose eyes does the audience watch Brandon through? A: Lana, as his girlfriend
Do we see other characters through John or Brandon’e eyes? A: no, they are in the mode that only couples can go to and that mean they have each other only in their eyes.
Are we offered a separate gaze or do we take up the gaze of other characters in the film? A: We are offered a separate gaze in the film because the director give out the message of we need to look things in Brandon’s viewing point.