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Gay fandom and crossover stardom : James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves

Author: Michael DeAngelis
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, ©2001.
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Why and how does the appeal of certain male Hollywood stars cross over from straight to gay audiences? Do stars lose their appeal to straight audiences when they cross over? This book responds to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
DeAngelis, Michael, 1957-
Gay fandom and crossover stardom.
Durham : Duke University Press, c2001
(OCoLC)604406256
Named Person: James Dean; Mel Gibson; Keanu Reeves; James Dean; Mel Gibson; Keanu Reeves
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael DeAngelis
ISBN: 0822327287 9780822327288 0822327384 9780822327387
OCLC Number: 45879763
Description: x, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. James Dean and the fantasy of rebellion --
2. Stories without endings: the emergence of the "authentic" James Dean --
3. Identity transformations: Mel Gibson's sexuality --
4. Keanu Reeves and the fantasy of pansexuality.
Responsibility: Michael DeAngelis.

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"What is James Dean's appeal for generations of queer men? How did Mel Gibson win, and then alienate, a gay audience? What is behind Keanu Reeves's sexual ambiguity? You will discover the answers to Read more...

 
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