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Queer love in film and television : critical essays / edited by Pamela Demory and Christopher Pullen
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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 4th Floor  PN1995.9.H55 Q44 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Homosexuality in motion pictures
Love in motion pictures
Homosexuality on television
Love on television
Physical Description xiv, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction / Pamela H. Demory and Christopher Pullen -- 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 -- Marriage & 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 -- 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 Negotiations 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 -- 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
Summary "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 television programs play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique, and queer the romantic narrative conventions so common in Western culture. The collection follows the trajectory of the conventional romance narrative, from the pursuit of romantic love to the creation of families, and then it pushes further, into marginal regions where conventional narratives fail to venture, and then turns back to consider how that narrative is itself transformed (or queered) through adaptation."--Publisher's website
NOTE 532805
Alternate Author Demory, Pamela, editor of compilation
Pullen, Christopher, 1959- editor of compilation

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