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Queer Images A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America

ISBN-10: 0742519716

ISBN-13: 9780742519718

Edition: 2005

Authors: Harry M. Benshoff, Sean Griffin

List price: $111.00
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Queer Images chronicles representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen as well as the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences--from the works of discreetly homosexual filmmakers during Hollywood's Golden Age and classical Hollywood's attempt to purge sex perversion from films, to queer exploitation and physique films, cinematic responses to AIDS, and how contemporary Hollywood deals with queer issues. An essential volume for film buffs and anyone interested in sexuality and culture. Visit our website for sample chapter!
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Book details

List price: $111.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Introduction : what is queer film history?
From pansies to predators : queer characters in early American cinema
Discreet charms : queer filmmakers in classical Hollywood
"Those wonderful people out there in the dark" : queer audiences and classical Hollywood cinema
Fear and loathing in postwar Hollywood
Exploitation or art? : queer films beyond Hollywood
Hollywood and the sexual revolution
Producing pride : queers make movies
Out of the closet and into the art house
A matter of life and death : AIDS, activism, film, and video
Hollywood is burning : new queer cinema
Queer eye for the straight Hollywood executive
Queer independent film at the turn of the millennium