Sean Donovan

Sean M. Donovan (he/his) is a graduate student in film and media studies at the University of Michigan and a programmer for the Ann Arbor Film Festival. You can find him at @theseanmdonovan on Twitter.

From One Whale to Another: Watching ‘The Whale’ as a Fat Queer Man

When Brendan Fraser’s character Charlie first appears in director Darren Aronofsky’s new film “The Whale,” he is masturbating to gay porn. Shown first as an anonymous shape sitting on a couch, Charlie is circled by the camera [...]