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Queer looks

Toronto : Between The Lines, c1993.

Queer looks Overview

Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From guerilla Super-8 in Manila to AIDS video activism in New York, Queer Looks zooms in on this very queer place in media culture, revealing a wealth of strategies, a plurality of aesthetics, and an artillary of resistances.

Queer looks Table Of Content

Introduction: On a Queer Day You Can See Forever
That Moment of Emergence 3
Working Round the L-Word 12
On the Make: Activist Video Collectives 21
Eso, me esta pasando 38
"Filling the lack in everybody is quite hard work, really..." A roundtable discussion 41
The Cost of Love 61
The Politics of Abstraction 70
George Kuchar: Half the Story 76
An Unrequited Desire for the Sublime: Looking at Lesbian Representation Across the Works of Abigail Child, Cecilia Dougherty, and Su Friedrich 86
Girlfriend in a Coma: Notes on the Films of Gregg Araki 103
Queens of Language: Paris Is Burning 108
"The Only Haircut that Makes Sense Anymore": Queer Subculture and Gay Resistance 116
Bodies in Trouble 134
The Third Body: Patterns in the Construction of the Subject in Gay Male Narrative Film 141
Storming the Lull, or It's a Lesbian Heat Wave 162
No Sex in the USSR 177
Pictures of Sickness: Stuart Marshall's Bright Eyes 186
Ecce Homo: On Making Personal Gay Cinema 204
The AIDS Crisis Is Riduculous 209
Making the Most of Your Backyard: The Story of an Ideal Beauty 225
Birth of a Notion: Towards Black Gay and Lesbian Imagery in Film and Video 234
Dark and Lovely Too: Black Gay Men in Independent Film 238
Fassbinder, Franz, Fox, Elvira, Erwin, Armin, and All the Others 257
Madame X of the China Seas 275
My Affair with Pasolini 292
Desiring Conquest 303
When Difference Is (More Than) Skin Deep 318
India Postcard, or Why I Make Work in a Racist, Homophobic Society 340
Porno? 348
Shortcomings: Questions about Pornography as Pedagogy 355
She Must be Seeing Things: An Interview with Sheila McLaughlin 368
Dessert Hearts 377
Security Blankets: Sex, Video and the Police 383
Homosexuality as Dissent/Cinema as Subversion: Articulating Gay Consciousness in the Philippines 395
Take Back the Light: A Lesbian Visibility Lampshade 403
Contributors 411

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Book Info

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13: 9780921284727
  • ISBN-10: 0921284721
  • Number of Pages: 413
  • Dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)
  • Approx Price: $18.06
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