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Impossible bodies : femininity and masculinity at the movies

Author: Chris Holmlund
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Comedia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Impossible Bodies investigates issues of ethnicity, gender and sexuality in contemporary Hollywood, examining stars from Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger to Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Lopez  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Holmlund, Chris.
Impossible bodies.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
(DLC) 2001044193
(OCoLC)47297691
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Holmlund
OCLC Number: 606812893
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 237 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Impossible bodies, compromised positions 1 --
PART I --
Gesturing toward genres 13 --
1 Visible difference and flex appeal: The body, sex, sexuality and race in the Pumping Iron films 15 --
2 When is a lesbian not a lesbian? The lesbian continuum and the mainstream femme film 31 --
3 Nouveaux westerns for the 1990s: Genre offshoots, audience reroutes 51 --
PART II --
Siding with sidekicks 69 --
4 Cruisin' for a bruisin': Hollywood's deadly (lesbian) dolls 71 --
5 Swede as "Other" 91 --
6 Latinas in La-La Land: From bit part to starlet in "indie" and mainstream films 109 --
PART III --
Staring at stars 123 --
7 Channeling desire, making Whoopi 125 --
8 The aging Clint 141 --
9 Marketing Dolly dialectics: "The Sky is Green, the Grass is Blue" 157.
Series Title: Comedia.
Responsibility: Chris Holmlund.

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