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Queering teen culture : all-American boys and same-sex desire in film and television

Author: Jeffery P Dennis
Publisher: New York : Harrington Park Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is the overwhelming boy-meets-girl content of popular teen movies, music, books, and TV just a cover for an undercurrent of same-sex desire? From the 1950s to the present, popular culture has involved teenage boys falling for, longing over, dreaming about, singing to, and fighting over, teenage girls. But Queering Teen Culture analyzes more than 200 movies and TV shows to uncover who Frankie Avalon's character was  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dennis, Jeffery P.
Queering teen culture.
New York : Harrington Park Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607675683
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffery P Dennis
ISBN: 1560233486 1560233494 9781560233480 9781560233497
OCLC Number: 61445792
Description: xii, 221 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Devil on wheels: the rise of teen culture --
Father knows best: learning girl-craziness on TV --
Sal Mineo and friends: the juvenile delinquent films --
Teenage zombies from outer space: monster movies --
Heartbreak Hotel: the teen idols --
How to stuff a wild bikini: the beach movies --
Easy rider: the love generation --
American graffiti: 1950's nostalgia and teenage androgyny --
Real men and psycho-slashers --
The brat pack: teen nerds and operators --
Teencoms and teensoaps.
Responsibility: Jeffery P. Dennis.
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Analysing more than 200 movies and TV shows, this book examines the careers of male performers whose teenage roles made them famous, and also discusses examples of lesbian desire. It is a useful read  Read more...

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"This Book Will Forever Change How we View the Staples of Teenage Boy Imagery in Popular Culture."

 
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