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Author LinkHart, Kylo-Patrick R.
Title LinkQueer males in contemporary cinema : becoming visible / Kylo-Patrick R. Hart.
Distribution Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2013.
Description xii, 183 pages ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index.
Contents Contents: The love between Warden and Prew that dare not speak its name: containing homosexuality as subtext in From Here to Eternity -- Gay male spectatorship, textual flexibility, and mainstream American cinema -- "Out of the closets and into the shadows": cruising with the boys in the band -- Queering the teen movie: exploring groundbreaking representations of nonheterosexual adolescents in Gregg Araki’s teen-apocalypse trilogy -- Gay men, self-representation, and AIDS documentaries -- When style becomes substance: the form and function of a rap aesthetic in the AIDS movie chocolate babies -- Increasing visi(bi)lity: bisexual men in contemporary U.S. cinema -- Transamerican cinema: representing gender dysphoria on film -- Retrograde storytelling or queer cinematic triumph? the (not so) groundbreaking qualities of the film Brokeback Mountain -- Back to the future: queer representations and the films of John Cameron Mitchell.
Summary "Hart explores both latent and manifest representations of queer males in noteworthy cinema from the mid-20th to the early 21st century. Hart examines films pertaining to bisexual, gay, and transgender men, as well as transsexuals, transvestites, queer people with HIV/AIDS, queer teens, and others. Throughout, this book continually reminds readers that both mainstream and independent films communicate, reinforce, and perpetuate culturally pervasive notions of ’normalcy,’ ’deviance,’ and ’social otherness,’ in ways that frequently have real--and sometimes detrimental--effects on actual people. Covering a range of films, including From Here to Eternity, The Boys in the Band, Saturday Night Fever, Cruising, Point Break, The Doom Generation, Boys Don’t Cry, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinsey, Brokeback Mountain, Transamerica, and Shortbus ..."--From publisher description.
Subject LinkGays in motion pictures.
LinkAIDS (Disease) in motion pictures.
Subject LinkAIDS (Disease)
LinkGays.
LinkMotion pictures.

System Number 000680431
ISBN Link9780810891173 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Link0810891174 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780810891180 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link0810891182 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Link9780810891197 (ebook)

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