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The B word : bisexuality in contemporary film and television / Maria San Filippo.

Author/Creator:
San Filippo, Maria.
Publication:
Bloomington ; Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 281 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Bisexuality in motion pictures.
Bisexuality on television.
Summary:
The B Word explores the ways bisexual fantasy opens a space for bi-curious engagement, creating a fluid range of identifications and pleasures. In films as diverse as Brokeback Mountain, The Wedding Crashers, Persona, Chasing Amy, and Mulholland Drive, Maria San Filippo finds that bisexual tropes reveal the workings of our culture's logic of desire. Viewing these and other films through a bisexual lens, which views subjectivity and eroticism as malleable, The B Word transforms understandings of films previously read exclusively as either homosexual or heterosexual. As San Filippo's analysis of the promotion and popular reception of these films reveals, the entertainment industry both exploits and effaces bisexuality in its appeal to diverse audiences.
Contents:
Prologue: Chasing Amy and bisexual (in)visibility
Introduction: binary trouble and compulsory monosexuality
Unthinking monosexuality: bisexual representability in art cinema
Power play/s: bisexuality as privilege and pathology in sexploitation cinema
Of cowboys and cocksmen: bisexuality and the contemporary Hollywood bromance
Bisexuality on the boob tube
Conclusion: queer/ing bisexuality.
Notes:
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-269) and index.
Lambda Literary Awards - Bisexual Non-Fiction, Winner, 2014
其他题名:Bisexuality in contemporary film and television.
ISBN:
9780253008794
0253008794
9780253008855
0253008859
9780253008923
0253008921
9780253008923
OCLC:
809762101
Publisher Number:
40022179513