If You Like “300,” Are You Gay? The Issue of Homoeroticism in Heroic Films

It’s no surprise that the most serious and ambitious surf movies convey a traditional and heroic ethos. And it’s probably no surprise that they sometimes share a peculiar fate with other films that offer idealized portraits of heroic masculinity, such as this year’s 300—the tendency to have clueless film critics misread them as “homoerotic.”

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