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A Queer Romance

Author : Paul Burston
ISBN : 9781134864812
Genre : Social Science
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It's here and it's queer - popular culture inhabits all our lives, whether it comes in the form of movies or magazines, TV or shopping. A Queer Romance brings together critics, writers and artists to debate the possibilites of popular culture for lesbians and gay men. In a collection that is in-yer-face but never out-to-lunch, the contributors variously revisit debates about the gaze to provide a new theory of Queer viewing; discuss texts coded as queer - from lesbian vampires to Hollywood's use of gay codes in mainstream films such as Top Gun and Black Widow; consider the sexual and cultural narratives at play in the world of home shopping catalogues; explore the pleasures and perils of gay cultural production, from the radically queer film-making of Monika Treut to the wild world of homocore fanzines, and address the possibilities of texts claiming to be for the gay spectator - from pornography `by women, for women and about women' to `Out' TV. The contributors to A Queer Romance don't all agree but, taken together, the collection argues strongly that everyone can have their queer moments.

Encyclopedia Of Gay And Lesbian Popular Culture

Author : Luca Prono
ISBN : 0313335990
Genre : Social Science
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Features A-to-Z listings on such topics as people, films, television shows, and sports figures that have contributed to gay and lesbian popular culture, including entries on The Advocate, "La Cage Aux Folles," and The Village People.

Coming Out To The Mainstream

Author : JoAnne C. Juett
ISBN : 9781443824477
Genre : Performing Arts
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Coming Out to the Mainstream is a collection of essays written from a range of perspectives, from scholars to film producers, who seek to contextualize and reframe New Queer Cinema from a 21st century perspective—decades after Stonewall, the emergence of the HIV-AIDS crisis, and the initial years of the gay marriage movement. These essays situate themselves in the 21st century as an attempt to assess what appears to be a mainstreaming of New Queer Cinema, a current wave of New Queer Cinema film that holds potential for influencing film viewers beyond the original limits of an independent film audience, critics, and the academy. Specifically, these essays examine whether and how the filmmaking styles and themes of New Queer Cinema have been mainstreamed—rendered familiar as points of interest in popular culture of the 21st century, challenging a queer-phobic cultural climate, and providing an incisive set of visual representations that can help inform continuing debates over queerness in public culture. For instance, what do we make of the burgeoning number of queer stories that are circulating not just in arthouses but in mainstream media? How much of a transformation in our collective sensibilities does this trend represent, and will it carry us toward a cultural landscape where identity is commonly understood and valued as multiple, fluid, and performative? While the editors of this collection find there is significant evidence that New Queer Cinema has achieved success in forging greater mainstream acceptance of queer perspectives in cinema and everyday culture, the essays we present offer a variety of voices, a timely set of observations on queer images in film, television, and popular culture.

Madonna As Postmodern Myth

Author : Georges-Claude Guilbert
ISBN : 9780786414086
Genre : Social Science
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Madonna has long been accepted as a pop culture icon, but this text postulates her greater cultural importance by analyzing Madonna as a postmodern myth. Section one defines "myth, " "postmodern" in general, and "postmodern" in popular culture and explains the connection between myth and stardom. Section two examines how Madonna methodically discovered and constructed herself (often rewriting her past), the nature and extent of her ambition and the means she used to reach her goals. This section also details the way in which she organized her own cult (borrowing from the gay community), devised her artistic output and cunningly targeted different audiences. Section three studies the fundamental contradiction--virgin or vamp? saint or prostitute?--that fuels Madonnas career. Section four studies the different masks that Madonna wears, citing her use of drag and her appropriations of old Hollywood star personae as examples. The final section describes how Madonna reflects todays society, its contradictions and worries, and its attitudes toward sexuality and religion.

Queer Theory And The Jewish Question

Author : Daniel Boyarin
ISBN : 9780231508957
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this volume boldly map the historically resonant intersections between Jewishness and queerness, between homophobia and anti-Semitism, and between queer theory and theorizations of Jewishness. With important essays by such well-known figures in queer and gender studies as Judith Butler, Daniel Boyarin, Marjorie Garber, Michael Moon, and Eve Sedgwick, this book is not so much interested in revealing—outing—"queer Jews" as it is in exploring the complex social arrangements and processes through which modern Jewish and homosexual identities emerged as traces of each other during the last two hundred years.

The Dread Of Difference

Author : Barry Keith Grant
ISBN : 9781477302422
Genre : Performing Arts
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"The Dread of Difference is a classic. Few film studies texts have been so widely read and so influential. It's rarely on the shelf at my university library, so continuously does it circulate. Now this new edition expands the already comprehensive coverage of gender in the horror film with new essays on recent developments such as the Hostel series and torture porn. Informative and enlightening, this updated classic is an essential reference for fans and students of horror movies."—Stephen Prince, editor of The Horror Film and author of Digital Visual Effects in Cinema: The Seduction of Reality "An impressive array of distinguished scholars . . . gazes deeply into the darkness and then forms a Dionysian chorus reaffirming that sexuality and the monstrous are indeed mated in many horror films."—Choice "An extremely useful introduction to recent thinking about gender issues within this genre."—Film Theory

Far From Heaven

Author : Glyn Davis
ISBN : 9780748688708
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is a study of Far from Heaven, a commercially successful film that nevertheless sits rather ambiguously on the boundary between independent and mainstream cinema, operating as an alternative to 'blockbuster' fare.

Pink Therapy

Author : Davies
ISBN : 9780335231324
Genre : Performing Arts
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This is the first British guide for counsellors and therapists working with people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. It provides a much needed overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals, and heterosexuals. Pink Therapy proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy, which challenges the prevailing pathologizing models.

Gay Lesbian Literature Introduction To Gay Male Literature

Author : Tom Pendergast
ISBN : UOM:49015002915073
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Biographical, bibliographical, and critical information on more than four hundred authors who have figured prominently in gay and lesbian literature and culture since 1900.

A Problem Like Maria

Author : Stacy Ellen Wolf
ISBN : 0472097725
Genre : Music
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The author surveys the world of tomboys, comedians, and "rebel nuns" who broke the gender stereotype rules on 1950s Broadway, reexamining the careers, roles, and performances of Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, and Barbara Streisand from the perspective of lesbian feminism.

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