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

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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Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes

Deconstructive Queer Cinema

(p.160) 3 Todd Haynes
Gay Directors, Gay Films?

Emanuel Levy

Pedro Almodóvar

Terence Davies

Todd Haynes

Gus Van Sant

John Waters

Columbia University Press

This chapter positions Haynes’ work in the school of New Queer Cinema. It examines themes such as coming out and the central motifs of deviance and death. Its emphases include the influence of Jean Genet, the role of transgression, and Haynes’ collaborations, including Christine Vachon, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett.

Keywords:   New Queer Cinema, Transgressive Cinema, Coming Out, Cannes Film Festival, Oscar Award, Spirit Awards

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