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Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall
Rapacious dykes, self-loathing closet cases, hustlers, ambiguous sophisticates, and sadomasochistic rich kids: most of what America thought it knew about gay people it learned at the movies. A fresh and revelatory look at sexuality in the Great Age of movie making, Screened Out shows how much gay and lesbian lives have shaped the Big Screen. Spanning popular American cinem ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Routledge
(first published 2002)
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Aug 05, 2011 Charles rated it liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: students of cinema, gay people, Hollywood mavens
Recommended to Charles by: A Christmas present from at least 9 years ago.
There wasn't anything in the broad sense new to me in this book. It was more inclusive of Hollywood history than _The Celluloid Closet_ but much less entertaining. Maybe its tone was too scholarly. For a book about movies there were too few stills. Granted, many of the movies mentioned exist only as a script in whole or in part or as butchered and cut to shred old prints that never get played. Still, it would've been nice to see more pictures of the men and women who portrayed us over the decade ...more