Frightening the Horses: Gay Icons of the Cinema
Now fully updated, a sweeping illustrated survey of gay and gay-themed cinema, with 150 photos and posters and a comprehensive filmography. Frightening the Horses is a celebration of gay cinema, from the "undercover" icons of the 40s and 50s, and the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s, to more recent acclaimed and Oscar-honored movies, like American Beauty, Capote, and Brokeback Mountain. Chapters include: Forbidden Topics, Circumventing the Censor, Gay Icons, Public Versus Private Lives, and Out of the Closet, and extended treatment is given to cult stars like James Dean, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, and River Phoenix. Featuring 150 photos, film stills, and posters, as well as an extensive filmography, this is a fabulous guide to some of the most subversive and provocative films of the last hundred years.
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