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This chapter centers on the figure of the queer, considering how representations such as the bisexual sex worker, the trans exile, and the diasporic lesbian circulate in world cinemas. Its approach is not characterological but, rather, leverages these recurring tropes to get at central problems for thinking contemporary queer worldliness. It considers debates on homo-nationalism, multiculturalism, transnationalism, diaspora, neocolonialism, Islamophobia, globalization, and the concept of the global gay, analyzing how films construct racialized and geopolitically hierarchized positions from which to look at queer bodies. It considers the political value of such a critique and its limitations, opening out the multivalences contained in scenes of translation, dramas of the European queer Muslim, and romantic comedies made by lesbians of color.

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