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Coming together : the cinematic elaboration of gay male life, 1945-1979

Author: Ryan Powell
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Coming Together, Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger and the Gay Girls Riding Club to the gay liberation-era hardcore films and domestic dramas of Joe Gage and James Bidgood, Powell illuminates how central filmmaking and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan Powell
ISBN: 9780226634234 022663423X 9780226634371 022663437X 9780226634401 022663440X
OCLC Number: 1051685203
Description: xiii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Picturing the underground --
The cinematic authoring of gay life --
Toward a gay mainstream --
Liberation porn.
Other Titles: Cinematic elaboration of gay male life, 1945-1979
Responsibility: Ryan Powell.

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"In Coming Together, Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger and the Gay Girls Riding Club to the gay liberation-era hardcore films and domestic dramas of Joe Gage and James Bidgood, Powell illuminates how central filmmaking and exhibition were to gay socializing and worldmaking. Unearthing scores of films and a trove of film-related ephemera, Coming Together persuasively unsettles popular histories that center Stonewall as a ground zero for gay liberation and visibility. Powell asks how this generation of movie-making--which defiantly challenged legal and cultural norms around sexuality and gender--provided, and may still provide, meaningful models for living"--Publisher's description.

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