Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film

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Manchester University Press, 1997 - Performing Arts - 328 pages
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Monster in the closet is a history of the horrors film that explores the genre's relationship to the social and cultural history of homosexuality in America.

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Monsters in the closet: homosexuality and the horror film

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Arguing from a postmodern perspective, Benshoff, who teaches film and TV in the Los Angeles area, examines how Hollywood has historically "monsterized" homosexuality even as gay and lesbian viewers ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Harry M. Benshoff is Assistant Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas. He is author of "Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film" (1997).

Sean Griffin is Assistant Professor of Cinema and Television at Southern Methodist University. He is author of "Tinker Bells and Evil Queens: The Walt Disney Company from the Inside Out" (2000).

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