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Gay Directors, Gay Films?
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Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Emanuel Levy

Abstract

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 timelin ... More

Keywords: Gay, Queer, Filmmaker, Auteur, Identity Formation, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Politics, Sex and Violence, Camp, Gay Camp

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231152761
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emanuel Levy, author

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