Flaming Classics: Queering the Film Canon

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 194 pages
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This lively, opinionated, and playful look at the movies is a must-read for film buffs, and for anyone interested in gender, sexuality, and popular culture. One thing's for sure. After reading Flaming Classics you'll know you're definitely not in Kansas anymore.
 

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A collection of queer readings of classic cinema. Doty's lesbian reading of The Wizard of Oz was interesting, though I don't agree with him on all points, and I particularly liked his reading of ... Read full review

Flaming classics: queering the film canon

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Doty, author of Making Things Perfectly Queer and other works on lesbians/gays and mass culture, offers "queer readings" of six films that are not explicitly gay--The Wizard of Oz, The Red Shoes, The ... Read full review

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Contents

lNTRODUCT1ON
1
The Queerness of Caligari
23
The Wizard of Oz as Lesbian Fantasy
49
Queerness Comedy and The Women
79
The Queer Aesthete the Diva and The Red Shoes
105
Bisexuality and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
131
Ah not exactly How Queer Is My Psycho
155
PERMlSS1ON
189
Index
191
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About the author (2000)

Alexander Doty is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Lehigh University. He is author of Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture , (1993) and is co-editor of Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian and Queer Essays on Popular Culture (1995).