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Table of Contents

  • Preface. How I Too Came to Love Pedro Infante
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Macho Nation?
  • Chapter One. "Midnight Virgin": Melodramas of Prostitution in Literature and Film
  • Chapter Two. Pedro Infante Unveiled: Masculinities in the Mexican "Buddy Movie"
  • Chapter Three. The Last Dance: (Homo)Sexuality and Representation in Arturo Ripstein's El lugar sin limites and the Fichera Subgenre
  • Chapter Four. Mexico's Third-Wave New Cinema and the Cultural Politics of Film
  • Epilogue. Mexican Cinema Is Dead! Long Live Mexican Cinema!
  • Notes
  • Works Consulted
  • Index

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The first in-depth analysis of how Mexican cinema has both supported and subverted the construction of a gendered and sexualized national identity.

About the Author

Sergio de la Mora is Associate Professor in the Chicana/o Studies Program at the University of California, Davis.

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