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Queer Cinema, The Film Reader examines the relationship between cinematic representations of sexuality and their social, historical, and industrial contexts.
Clearly divided into an introductory overview and four topic areas, the Reader explores how recent critical thinking has approached queer sexualities in relation to the cinema. The four sections discuss:
The Reader concludes with an essay that queerly rethinks classical gaze theory and allows students and scholars of the subject to draw their own conclusions in their studies.
Part One: Auters 1. Whose Text is it Anyway? Queer Cultures, Queer Auters, and Queer Authorship 2. Physique Cinema, 1945-1969: Hard to Imagine 3. Transgressive Cinema: Lesbian Independent Film 4. The New Queer Cinema, Part Two: Forms 5. The Monster and the Homosexual 6. Queer Negotiations of the Hollywood Musical 7. Queer Noir, Part Three: Camp 8. Camp and the Gay Sensibility 9. Reclaiming the Discourse of Camp, Part Four: Reception 10. Judy Garland and Gay Men 11. Finding Community in the Early 1960s: Underground Cinema and Sexual Politics 12. 'Out of the Closet and into the Universe': Queers and Star Trek 13. Reviewing Queer Viewing