"However, central to my argument is that these characters actually do come to be "queered" by the directors' deliberate flashing of racial otherness within the diegesis. Through the use of racial difference as an overriding analogical discourse-in both films the message is that to be white and of a sexual minority is like being a member of a racial minority-these (white) characters' struggles are framed as contributing to a queer political project connected to, yet differentiated from, the Civil Rights and other racial equality movements."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.