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Queer love in film and television : critical essays

Author: Pamela Demory; Christopher Pullen
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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"This turn-of-the-century moment - when queer love has become increasingly visible in both popular culture and socio-political realms - provides an ideal occasion for a critical examination of same-sex love stories in the media. Focusing primarily on film and televisual texts from the ten years before and after the millennium, the essays collected in Queer Love in Film and Television ask how recent films and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Demory; Christopher Pullen
ISBN: 9781137272966 1137272961
OCLC Number: 820434226
Description: xiv, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Pamela H. Demory and Christopher Pullen --
Part I. Romance : The living end, or, love without a future / Damon R. Young --
Bad boys need love too: the cinematic negativity of gay romance in I love you Phillip Morris / Kenneth Chan --
Romancing the soap: representations of gay love and relationships in EastEnders / Peri Bradley --
Love's narrative lost: romance interrupted in The L word / Kathleen A. Brown and Brett Westbrook --
"It's not so easy for two men to be a couple": revisiting gay dating in Will & Grace and Queer as folk / Ben Aslinger --
True love queered: sex, melodrama, and romance in Queer as folk / Pamela H. Demory --
Part II Marriage and family : Donor conception in lesbian and non-lesbian film and television families / Julia Erhart --
Housebroken: homodomesticity and the normalization of queerness in Modern family / Steven Edward Doran --
Family guys: same-sex parenting and masculinity in Modern family / Peter C. Kunze --
Allegories of queer love: quality television and the reimagining of the American family / Jessica Murrell and Hannah Stark --
"Queer" (in)tolerance in children's animated films / Richard D. Reitsma --
Part III. The margins : "Fearless vulgarity": camp love as queer love for Jackie Susann and Valley of the dolls / Ken Feil --
"Can I get an 'amen'?": marginalized communities and self-love on RuPaul's Drag race / Jessica Hicks --
Trans love in new trans cinema / Nicole Richter --
No skin off my ass: Bruce LaBruce and the curious case of queer punk love / Curran Nault --
Queer negotitions between love and work: a critical ethnographic case study of a gay porn star / Michael Johnson, Jr. --
Playing with himself: James Franco, Hollywood queer / Adrian Jones --
Part IV. Adapting queerly : Temporality and queer consciousness in The house of mirth / Jim Ellis --
The talented Mr. Ripley: a '50s homme fatal for the new millennium / Scott F. Stoddart --
Ford's A single man and Bachardy's Chris and Don: the aesthetic and domestic body of Isherwood / Christopher Pullen --
Notes on a scandal, teacher's edition / Adam Sonstegard --
The ethics of alterity: adapting queerness in Brokeback Mountain / Matthew Bolton.
Responsibility: edited by Pamela Demory and Christopher Pullen.

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