Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies: Sexual Re-orientations in Film and Video

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Columbia University Press, 1996 - Literary Criticism - 349 pages
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This work encourages the study of commercial film and video aimed at the non-traditional viewer, moving beyond the male gaze as the dominant form of spectatorship. Straayer argues that women and other others engage with films in ways that go beyond this mode of patriarchal desire.

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Straayer (cinema studies, NYU) approaches feminist film theory from a queer (primarily lesbian) perspective, examining complex relationships between viewer and film while arguing for a rethinking of ... Read full review

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