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Cher (TW) (
2017-09-02 12:03 am (UTC)
What I really want now is a kind of sequel looking at queer representation in film since 1995 and I would not mind, either, a similar look at queer representation explicitly by queer filmmakers, since in The Celluloid Closet what they're looking at is the studio system and most queer creators were as much between the lines as their characters. These books and/or documentaries may exist!
That would be awesome. Such things may exist but I have also not stumbled upon them. I have seen discussion of the film
in a book about gay literature (but not the short story, for some reason), but mostly in the context of it being made by and effectively for straight people to talk about the perceived tragedy of queer lives (it's been a while since I've read the
Cambridge Companion to American Gay and Lesbian Literature
but I pretty much agree with its thoughts on
). I may have seen a couple of books about New Queer Cinema for sale on Amazon, but I've been on a book buying drought - here's hoping I can find something similar at the library at some point.
I have ordered a copy through the local library and will endeavor to report back when it arrives.
I hope you like it!
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