Joseph Brennan is Lecturer of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded his Ph.D. He works primarily across the fields of porn, fan, and celebrity studies. In particular, his work explores the intersections and conflicts within male sexuality. His Ph.D. involved textual analysis of photo-montaged fan works inspired by popular film and television. Known as ‘slash manips,’ in these photo remixes fans layer images of male characters from popular media with gay, and often pornographic, material. He is currently editing a special issue on ‘queerbaiting,’ to appear in Journal of Fandom Studies in 2018. Queerbaiting is a tactic whereby media producers suggest homoerotic subtext between characters in popular television that is never intended to be actualised on screen.