Spanish Queer Cinema

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Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant cultural expression on Spanish Cinema and evaluates the role LGBTQ film has had in creating and shaping identity and experience.
Focusing on films from 1998 to the present day, Chris Perriam skilfully analyses the development of ...

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Overview

Since the Catalan government passed the first of Spain's regional governmental laws on same-sex partnership in 1998, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer culture in Spain has thrived. Spanish Queer Cinema assesses the impact of this significant cultural expression on Spanish Cinema and evaluates the role LGBTQ film has had in creating and shaping identity and experience.
Focusing on films from 1998 to the present day, Chris Perriam skilfully analyses the development of LGBTQ filmmaking and filmwatching in Spain and places this within the wider cultural context. Covering lesbian cinema, gay and queer documentaries and short films, as well as mainstream features, the book investigates how LGBTQ films are distributed and how audiences react to them. It includes discussions of film festivals, cultural centres and social networking sites and it places the filmwatching experience within the context of other cultural activities such as television viewing, reading, surfing, downloading and festival-going. It assesses the importance and impact of Spanish queer cinema on the construction of LGBTQ identities and experiences.
An informative and thought-provoking book, Spanish Queer Cinema is an essential read for students and scholars working in the fields of Film Studies, Spanish Studies and Cultural Studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748665860
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Perriam has worked as Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Manchester since 2004. He researches and teaches in the areas of Spanish Cultural Studies and Screen Studies and has a special interest in queer culture in Spain, France and Britain.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Contents
Coming to terms
1: Queer
Queer reconfigurations of LGBT cultures in Spain
Short film production
'Nos casamos' (We're getting married)
Queer Ethics/Positive Images
2: Heritage
Spanish Critical Precedents: Representing Spanish Queer on Screen
Comedy
Moving Towards Visibility
Coming Out and Self-Discovery
Almodóvar
Aftershocks
Representing Older Lesbians and Gay Men;
3: Icons
Actors (I): Eusebio Poncela, Victoria Abril, Jordi Moll?, Rosa María Sard?
Directors: Ventura Pons and Pedro Almodóvar
Actors (II): Newer Names
Popular Filmmakers
4: Audiences
The Bookshop Image
The Glamorous Lesbian Image
Film, Cultural Activism, Videoart
Festivals
5: Writers
Off-the-Shelf Middlebrow Lesbian and Gay Imaginaries
Screenwriters: Lucía Etxebarria
Elvira Lindo
Ángeles González Sinde
A-list novelists: Eduardo Mendicutti and Vicente Molina Foix
Writers' Lives on Screen: Federico García Lorca and Jaime Gil de Biedma
Conclusion
Filmography
References
Index

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