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The girls in the back room : looking at the lesbian bar

Author: Kelly Hankin
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lesbian bar has long been seen as a mysterious place, steeped in mythologies of clandestine meetings and sexuality that is alluring because it is wayward and sinful. Kelly Hankin focuses on the lesbian bar, looking at how it is portrayed in such films as Foxy Brown, The Killing of Sister George, Basic Instinct, Bound, and Chasing Amy; in television series like The Simpsons, Xena: Warrior Princess, Roseanne,  Read more...
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Hankin, Kelly.
Girls in the back room.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001005957
(OCoLC)48176955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Hankin
ISBN: 9780816693566 0816693560
OCLC Number: 133167915
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 202 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Come Here Often?; ONE: Looking at the Lesbian Bar in the Twentieth Century; TWO: Lesbians on Location; THREE: Badass Supermama Meets Foxy Brown; FOUR: Wish We Didn't Have to Meet Secretly?; Conclusion, or Confessions of a Former Lesbian Barfly; Acknowledgments; Notes; Works Cited; Films, Videos, and Television Programs Cited; Index.
Responsibility: Kelly Hankin.

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The lesbian bar has long been seen as a mysterious place, steeped in mythologies of clandestine meetings and sexuality that is alluring because it is wayward and sinful. Kelly Hankin focuses on the lesbian bar, looking at how it is portrayed in such films as Foxy Brown, The Killing of Sister George, Basic Instinct, Bound, and Chasing Amy; in television series like The Simpsons, Xena: Warrior Princess, Roseanne, Ellen, and Sex and the City; and in independent, lesbian-produced documentaries. The Girls in the Back Room provides an engaging historical and theoretical analysis of the visual lesbia.

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