Gay Directors Gay Films

Author: Emanuel Levy
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526539
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Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. For most of the twentieth century, gay characters and gay themes were both underrepresented and misrepresented in mainstream cinema. Since the 1970s, however, a new generation of openly gay directors has turned the closet inside out, bringing a poignant immediacy to modern cinema and popular culture. Combining his experienced critique with in-depth interviews, Emanuel Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the "queering" of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art, a trend that continues alongside a growing acceptance of homosexuality. He compares the similarities and differences between the "North American" attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the "European" perspectives of Pedro Almodóvar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema.

New Queer Cinema

Author: Glyn Peter Davis
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Straight Korean Female Fans And Their Gay Fantasies

Author: Jungmin Kwon
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ISBN: 1609386213
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"This study is about ardent Korean female fans of gay representation in the media, their status in contemporary Korean society, their relationship with other groups such as gay men, and, above all, their contribution to reshaping the media's portrayal of gay people, as well as the public attitude toward sexually marginalized groups. Kwon calls the female fandom of gay portrayals "FANtasy culture" and argues that it enables the present growing visibility of the gay body in Korean mainstream media. She also argues that fandom has functioned as a catalyst to ameliorate a harsh reality for a marginalized group. The FANtasy subculture started forming around text-based media, such as yaoi (or "boys' love" manga, a Japanese genre), fan fiction, and U.S. gay-themed dramas, and has been influenced by diverse social, political, and economic conditions, such as the democratization of Korea, an open policy toward foreign media and cultural products, the diffusion of consumerism, government investment in Korean culture, the Hollywoodization of the film industry, and the popularity of Korean culture abroad. While much scholarly attention has been paid to the female fans of homoerotic cultural texts in other countries, Kwon explores both the understudied Korean case and another aspect of the subculture that has been relatively neglected: its location in and influence on the society at large"--

Out At The Movies

Author: Steven Paul Davies
Editor: Oldcastle Books
ISBN: 1843446626
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'This is a must for any fan of gay movies... Out at the Movies is the ultimate guide to gay cinema and the films that define it' - Zone Magazine 'A new book about homosexuality on film will strike chords with many bashful Brits' - Guardian New updated edition. Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift, from the fringe to the mainstream and 2005's Academy Awards were dubbed "the Gay Oscars" with gongs going to Brokeback Mountain, Capote and Transamerica. Producers began clamouring to back gay-themed movies, including I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, Gus Van Sant's Milk, starring Sean Penn, the feel good British movie Pride and The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Carol which is nominated for six Oscars. In this revised, expanded and completely up to date edition, Out at the Movies looks back, decade by decade, at the history of gay cinema, celebrating films which have defined the genre. Indie films, the avant-garde, sex on screen, bad guys, lesbian lovers, transgender films, camp comedies, musicals and gay rom-coms - all are featured here. As well as highlighting key movements and triumphs in gay cinema, the author includes information on gay filmmakers and actors, and their influence within the industry. Interspersed throughout are some of the most iconic scenes from gay cinema and the most memorable dialogue.

Queer Images

Author: Benshoff
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 0742568571
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Queer Images chronicles representations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer sexualities over one hundred years of American film. The most up-to-date and comprehensive book of its kind, it explores the ever-changing images of queer characters onscreen as well as the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences--from the works of discreetly homosexual filmmakers during Hollywood''s Golden Age and classical Hollywood''s attempt to purge sex perversion from films, to queer exploitation and physique films, cinematic responses to AIDS, and how contemporary Hollywood deals with queer issues. An essential volume for film buffs and anyone interested in sexuality and culture. Visit our website for sample chapter!

Out

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Out is a fashion, style, celebrity and opinion magazine for the modern gay man.

Out In The Dark

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Editor: Lethe Press
ISBN: 159021272X
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Gay men have a long, complicated history with the horror genre. While working behind-the-scenes to create some of the most iconic terrors on film (James Whale's Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein and The Invisible Man), they watched themselves portrayed on screen as sinister villains or as 'the best friend who dies first' victims. But in the last 20 years there has been a significant shift in the horror world courtesy of a growing number of out authors, screenwriters, directors and actors working to scare the crap out of you. Out In the Dark: Interviews with Gay Filmmakers, Actors and Authors introduces you to 31 of these men with interviews and insights into their work and their lives. From mainstream Hollywood filmmakers (Don Mancini, Child's Play and the Chucky films) to indie exploitation mainstays (Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ, All About Evil); prolific authors (Douglas Clegg, The Children's Hour) to small-press niche writers (Alan Kelly, Let Me Die a Woman); recently-out former teen idols (Wesley Eure, Land of the Lost and The Toolbox Murders) to gay indie staples (Matthew Montgomery, Socket and Pornography: A Thriller), Out In the Dark offers 31 unique perspectives on horror, being gay, and dozens of other subjects.

Coming Together

Author: Ryan Powell
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ISBN: 022663437X
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In Coming Together, Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger and the Gay Girls Riding Club to the gay liberation-era hardcore films and domestic dramas of Joe Gage and James Bidgood, Powell illuminates how central filmmaking and exhibition were to gay socializing and worldmaking. Unearthing scores of films and a trove of film-related ephemera, Coming Together persuasively unsettles popular histories that center Stonewall as a ground zero for gay liberation and visibility. Powell asks how this generation of movie-making--which defiantly challenged legal and cultural norms around sexuality and gender--provided, and may still provide, meaningful models for living.

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

The Ultimate Guide To Lesbian Gay Film And Video

Author: Jenni Olson
Editor: Serpents Tail
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Provides entries for over 2000 shorts and feature films which have been featured at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival since 1977

Bisexual Characters In Film

Author: Wayne M Bryant
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317971302
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How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality? Which famous actors, actresses, directors, and screenwriters were attracted to people of both sexes? In Bisexual Characters in Film, the first book to focus on the role of bisexual characters in film, you’ll find answers to these questions and many more as you explore, analyze, and celebrate 80 years of bisexual movie characters (and the people who have created them) from around the world. A lively, entertaining, and informative commentary, this book examines the treatment of bisexual film characters and shows you how that treatment has been affected by societal forces such as censorship, politics, religious prejudices, homophobia, and sexual stereotypes. Bisexual Characters in Film looks at the contribution of bisexual people (and others who have had lovers of varying sexes) to the body of work available on film today. These include the directors, writers, actors, composers, and designers whose sexual orientation has informed their work. An analysis of the Motion Picture Production Code and its devastating effect on bisexual and homosexual screen images forms an important part of the book. You learn how, specifically, it eradicated gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters from Hollywood films as well as the role of bisexual, lesbian, and gay filmmakers in finally defeating it. Other questions you’ll find answers to include: Who, or what, is a bisexual? How were bisexual characters represented in silent film, before the forces of censorship banned them from the screen? What bisexual myths and stereotypes are portrayed on film? What is the role of “camp” in bisexual film? Bisexual Characters in Film is a unique resource for researchers; librarians; film festival planners; the queer media; professors and students of lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies; bisexual activists; and general bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgendered readers. It provides a much-needed view of bisexual representations in a major segment of our popular culture.

Images In The Dark

Author: Raymond Murray
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This fully revised and updated edition reviews over 3000 films and videos. As a companion to gay and lesbian cinema, it also covers homosexual directors, gay characters and plots, sympathetic film-makers and gay icons.

Gays And Lesbians In Mainstream Cinema

Author: James Robert Parish
Editor: McFarland Publishing
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Hollywood's depiction of gays and lesbians has almost always been stereotypical, from the extremely effeminate characters portrayed by Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore and Grady Sutton in the 1930s to the gay characters in To Be or Not to Be (1983) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988). A contrasting depiction--the homicidal homosexual--has been the basis for such popular films as Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).This comprehensive filmography to homosexual characters in mainstream movies, 1914-1992, includes full cast and credits, production information, reviews, and an analysis of the film with an essay blending critical commentary and a synopsis of each film.

The Queer German Cinema

Author: Alice A. Kuzniar
Editor: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804739955
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On German homosexual cinema

The Bent Lens

Author: Lisa Daniel
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741140149
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The definitive international guide to gay, lesbian and queer film and video.

Gay Hollywood Film Video Guide

Author: Stephen Stewart
Editor: Cmc Pub
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75 Years of Gay and Lesbian Images in the Movies,1,000 plus film listings.,Includes 5 star ratings, plots, credits, ratings,for sex and nudity, trivia, index, filmography,video rental sources, photos and more.

Contemporary French Cinema 2nd Edition

Author: Guy Austin
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Tracing the history of contemporary French cinema, Guy Austin addresses key issues in French films such as national identity, representations of sexuality and the new realism.

Blood Moon S Guide To Gay And Lesbian Film

Author: Darwin Porter
Editor: Blood Moon Prod Limited
ISBN: 9780974811840
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Included in this guidebook are ESSAYS (The Year of the Queer in Cinema; Photo-testimonials to Tab, Rock, and Henry Willson), INTERVIEWS with GLBT Moguls and Moguls-in-the-Making; THE BLOODY MOON AWARDS: Winners for the Year's Best Gay and Lesbian Picture, Best Director, Best Actors, and the Runner-Ups; DESCRIPTIONS AND REVIEWS of more than 150 full-length, recently released Gay and Lesbian films, with analysis and commentary from keynote sources worldwide. SPECIAL FEATURES! HISTORICAL INSIGHTS! PHOTOS! INSIGHTS into about 60 of the year's experimental SHORT FILMS, most of which run for less than 30 minutes. Plus Blood Moon's TRIPTYCH of the year's most appealing HOLLYWOOD HUNKS (Jake! Colin! Heath!) This book is FUN, PITHY, OPINIONATED, and INFORMATIVE!. STAY TUNED for updated editions of this amazing guidebook. All this and more from BLOOD MOON PRODUCTIONS.