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Author Mennel, Barbara Caroline, author.

Title Queer cinema : schoolgirls, vampires and gay cowboys / Barbara Mennel.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Wallflower, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations.
Series Short cuts - introductions to film studies ; 50
Short cuts (London, England) ; 50.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-133) and index.
Includes filmography (pages 119-124).
Note Print version record.
Contents The origins of queer cinema : schoolgirls, vampires and cross-dressers -- Camp : where art meets trash -- Stonewall and the positive identification figure -- New queer cinema : a new aesthetic language -- Gay cowboys, fabulous femmes and global queers.
Summary "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.
Subject Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Homosexuality and motion pictures.
Gender identity in motion pictures.
Sex role in motion pictures.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Gender identity. (OCoLC)fst00939593
Homosexuality. (OCoLC)fst00959755
Homosexuality and motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00959820
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Other Form: Print version: Mennel, Barbara Caroline. Queer cinema 9780231163132 (DLC) 2013363245 (OCoLC)814018780
ISBN 9780231850209 (electronic bk.)
0231850204 (electronic bk.)
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