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Spivak, D. (2015). Discussion of Jorgelina Corbatta’s “Sexuality, Normality, and Social Terror: XXY by Lucía Puenzo”. Psychoanal. Inq., 35(8):832-836.

(2015). Psychoanalytic Inquiry, 35(8):832-836


Discussion of Jorgelina Corbatta’s “Sexuality, Normality, and Social Terror: XXY by Lucía Puenzo”

Don Spivak, M.D.

Gender is confusing. Sexuality is confusing. Gender and sexuality are confusing and confounding for children, adolescents, and adults. Jorgelina Corbatta (this issue) gives us a glimpse as to how we might think about the complexity and confusion of gender and sexuality by sharing her analysis of the film XXY (Puenzo, 2007). We are grateful to her, both for her fine discussion of these issues and for sharing a poetic work of art that brings so many complicated topics to light.

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