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Author Powell, Ryan, author.

Title Coming together : the cinematic elaboration of gay male life, 1945-1979 / Ryan Powell.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.6526642 P871c 2019    ---  Available
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Description xiii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-256), filmography (pages 257-259), and index.
Contents Picturing the underground -- The cinematic authoring of gay life -- Toward a gay mainstream -- Liberation porn.
Summary "In Coming Together, Ryan Powell captures the social and political vitality of the first wave of movies made by, for, and about male-desiring men in the United States between World War II and the 1980s. From the underground films of Kenneth Anger and the Gay Girls Riding Club to the gay liberation-era hardcore films and domestic dramas of Joe Gage and James Bidgood, Powell illuminates how central filmmaking and exhibition were to gay socializing and worldmaking. Unearthing scores of films and a trove of film-related ephemera, Coming Together persuasively unsettles popular histories that center Stonewall as a ground zero for gay liberation and visibility. Powell asks how this generation of movie-making--which defiantly challenged legal and cultural norms around sexuality and gender--provided, and may still provide, meaningful models for living"--Publisher's description.
Subject Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Gays in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
71.25 sexuality (sociology) (NL-LeOCL)080455298
24.32 history of film art. (NL-LeOCL)077601394
Gays in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00939310
Homosexuality in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00959829
Motion pictures -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01027384
Added Title Cinematic elaboration of gay male life, 1945-1979
ISBN 9780226634234 hardcover ; alkaline paper
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