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

Emanuel Levy


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


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emanuel Levy, author