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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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John Waters

John Waters

Queer as Trash and Camp

(p.268) 5 John Waters
Gay Directors, Gay Films?

Emanuel Levy

Pedro Almodóvar

Terence Davies

Todd Haynes

Gus Van Sant

John Waters

Columbia University Press

This chapter emphasizes John Waters’ revision of acceptable filmic contents in terms of queerness. Waters’ cult and midnight movies play up the trashy and the campy in opposition to staid bourgeois taste. The chapter discusses the repertory of actors in Waters’ films and the role of locations such as Baltimore and downtown New York.

Keywords:   Divine, NYU Film School, Baltimore, Camp Vs. Gay Camp, Trash, Repertory of Actors, Downtown New York, Cult Movies, Midnight Movies, Cannes Film Fest

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