Between the Sheets, in the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary

Between the Sheets, in the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary

by Chris Holmlund
     
 

The first book to focus on the connections between sexuality, activism, and documentary film.

From film festivals to university campuses, from private homes to first-run theaters, people everywhere are viewing and discussing gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, and transgender films and videos. Between the Sheets, In the Streets considers these videos and films,

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The first book to focus on the connections between sexuality, activism, and documentary film.

From film festivals to university campuses, from private homes to first-run theaters, people everywhere are viewing and discussing gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, and transgender films and videos. Between the Sheets, In the Streets considers these videos and films, testifying to the unavoidable connections between sexuality (the sheets) and activism (the streets) for all who identify as gay, lesbian, or queer in the 1990s.

Among the topics discussed are representations of young queers on such shows as MTV's The Real World; pre-Stonewall films; portrayals of lesbians and aging; video activism in Oregon and the South; and the works of Derek Jarman, Su Friedrich, Cheryl Dunye, and Sadie Benning. A range of films and videos is examined, including Strangers in Good Company, Paris Is Burning, Juggling Gender, Silverlake Life, and Without You I'm Nothing.

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Library Journal
This major collection of essays compiled by Holmlund (Romance and Asian languages, Univ. of Tennessee) and Fuchs (English/film studies, George Mason Univ.) is the first to focus on the connection between the sexuality of queer cinema and the social activism of documentary film. Ranging from pre-Stonewall films to such recent features as Flaming Creatures to MTV's Real World series, these essays add a new dimension to two potentially rich fields of study. The 15 contributors include such academic critics as Chris Straayer (Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies, LJ 1/97) and Linda Dittmar (From Hanoi to Hollywood, LJ 2/1/91). This excellent supplement to the literature of queer film studies belongs in academic libraries alongside Vito Russo's seminal Celluloid Closet (LJ 6/1/81).Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A. & M. Univ. Lib., Tex.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816627752
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Visible Evidence Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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