The Homoerotics and Monstrous Otherness of Teen Wolf

This article maps and interrogates the homoerotically dynamic and changing male relationships between these characters amidst the larger conceptual background of monstrosity that renders same sex desire visible in ways that invite both heterosexual (and possibly sexual minority) audiences and viewers into illusory, utopic constructions of sexual diversity and egalitarianism divorced from the reality of contemporary America's "tolerance trap". Suzanna Danuta Walters defines the concept of the "tolerance trap" in her book of the same name as our collective willingness to "...settle for a watered-down goal of tolerance and acceptance rather than a robust claim to comprehensive civil rights".