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New Queer Cinema: A Critical Reader

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Coined in the early 1990s to describe a burgeoning film movement, “New Queer Cinema” has turned the attention of film theorists, students, and audiences to the proliferation of intelligent, stylish, and daring work by lesbian and gay filmmakers within independent cinema and to the infiltration of “queer” images and themes into the mainstream. Why did this shift take place? ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 9th 2004 by Rutgers University Press (first published June 3rd 2004)
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Of course I loved this book. How could I not?

In all honesty, I probably could have appreciated it more if I hadn't needed to read it so quickly (I'm writing about it for class). But it's a really excellent primer on the New Queer Cinema movement of the 1990s. It opens with B. Ruby Rich's essay "New Queer Cinema," which sets the stage and the players well, and then the rest of the essays are variations on that theme/responses to Rich's work. It's a device that may not have been intentional, but i
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