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B Word Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television

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ISBN-10: 0253008859

ISBN-13: 9780253008855

Edition: 2013

Authors: Maria San Filippo

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The B Word explores the ways bisexual fantasy opens a space for "bi-curious" engagement, creating a fluid range of identifications and pleasures. In films as diverse as Brokeback Mountain, The Wedding Crashers, Persona, Chasing Amy, and Mulholland Drive, Maria San Filippo finds that bisexual tropes reveal the workings of our culture's logic of desire. Viewing these and other films through a bisexual lens, which views subjectivity and eroticism as malleable, The B Word transforms understandings of films previously read exclusively as either homosexual or heterosexual. As San Filippo's analysis of the promotion and popular reception of these films reveals, the entertainment industry both…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prologue: Chasing Amy and Bisexual (In)visibility
Introduction: Binary Trouble and Compulsory Monosexuality
Unthinking Monosexuality: Bisexual Representability in Art Cinema
Power Play/s: Bisexuality as Privilege and Pathology in Sexploitation Cinema
Of Cowboys and Cocksmen: Bisexuality and the Contemporary Hollywood Bromance
Bisexuality on the Boob Tube
Conclusion: Queer/ing Bisexuality