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This volume brings wonderful clarity to a complex field. In a historical framework with international perspective, the book explores an impressive breadth of representative films in their often controversial political, theoretical and aesthetic debates. And through all this, it certainly make these readings about saucy daddies and friends of Dorothy a great pleasure. -- Randall Halle, University of Pittsburgh

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Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Origins of Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires and Cross-Dressers 2. Camp: Where Art Meets Trash 3. Stonewall and the Positive Identification Figure 4. New Queer Cinema: A New Aesthetic Language 5. Gay Cowboys, Fabulous Femmes and Global Queers Conclusion Notes Filmography Bibliography Index

About the Author

Barbara Mennel is associate professor of Film Studies and German Studies at the University of Florida. She is the author of The Representation of Masochism and Queer Desire in Film and Literature (2007) and Cities and Cinema (2008) and the co-editor of Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (2010) and of Turkish German Cinema (2012).

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This volume brings wonderful clarity to a complex field. In a historical framework with international perspective, the book explores an impressive breadth of representative films in their often controversial political, theoretical and aesthetic debates. And through all this, it certainly makes these readings about saucy daddies and friends of Dorothy a great pleasure. -- Randalll Halle, University of Pittsburgh This short book will be a boon for film scholars looking to quickly survey and learn about the history of queer cinema... Highly recommended. Choice

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