Queer Cinema

Queer Cinema

Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys

eBook - 2012
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"Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys illustrates queer cinematic aesthetics by highlighting key films that emerged at historical turning points throughout the twentieth century. The book traces the representation of gays and lesbians from the sexual liberation movements of the roaring 1920s in Berlin to the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City and the emergence of queer activism and film in the early 1990s. The book explains early tropes of queerness, such as the boarding school or the vampire, and describes the development of camp from 1950s Hollywood to underground art of the late 1960s in New York City. It concludes with an exploration of the contemporary mainstreaming of gay and lesbian films and global queer cinema. Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Gay Cowboys thus offers an introduction to a gay and lesbian film history, but also contributes to an academic discussion about queer subversion of mainstream film."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London ;, New York :, Wallflower,, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780231850209
0231850204
Characteristics: 1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations

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