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Transgender Cinema

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Transgender Cinema gives readers the big picture of how trans people have been depicted on screen. Beginning with a history of trans tropes in classic Hollywood cinema, from comic drag scenes in Chaplin’s The Masquerader to Garbo’s androgynous Queen Christina, and from psycho killer queers to The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s outrageous queen, it examines a plethora of trans ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published March 1st 2019 by Rutgers University Press
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Jae
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I suppose this was an adequate introduction to transgender cinema, but there was a lot more plot summary than analysis and more terminology errors than I would expect from someone who studies trans people.
Sascha
Jul 22, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: trans-lit
Did I go into this expecting the wrong thing? I thought this book would analyze movies with transgender characters and talk about both harmful and beneficial ways transgender people have been portrayed in media. Instead, I got a book that is essentially just listing off movies that have "transgender" characters aka any kind of gender nonconforming character that this author can think of.

It's just pages and pages and pages of her summarizing specific movies, sometimes even describing films shot b
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Jun 21, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt, nonfiction, film
1.5? like i didnt hate it enough to be 1 star but it was bad and -0.5 for deadnaming people
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Rebecca Bell-Metereau is professor and director of media studies in the English department at Texas State University. She is author of Hollywood Androgyny and Simone Weil on Politics, Religion and Society, along with numerous articles and chapters on gender, acting, stardom and society.

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