Gay characters in films are more and more prominent these days. The biases against gay people are gradually decreasing. So it is time to think about films from homosexual points of view. It has been said that American films are potentially homosexual, although they hide their homosexuality under the veils of heterosexism. As closeted homosexuality is an essential part of most American films, the one way to see American films is to assume man-to-man relationship to be a kind of homosexuality. The Shawshank Redemption can easily be said to be a beautiful love story between the two male prisoners Andy and Red. The Shawshank Redemption is, like other prison films, filled with homosexual connotations such as sexual violence and male rape. Under the harsh circumstances the two male prisoners create a loving relationship. But their skin colors and their social classes are so different that we tend to overlook their homoerotic desire. In this thesis, their homosexuality would be examined.