Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall

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Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen. Spanning popular American cinema from the 1900s until today, distinguished film historian Richard Barrios presents a rich, compulsively readable analysis of how Hollywood has used and ...

Screened out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall 2005, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415923293

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