A Queer Romance: Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

A Queer Romance

Lesbians, Gay Men and Popular Culture, 1st Edition

Edited by Paul Burston, Paul Burston Nfa, Colin Richardson


272 pages

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It's here and it's queer - popular culture inhabits all our lives, whether it comes in the form of movies or magazines, TV or shopping. A Queer Romance brings together critics, writers and artists to debate the possibilites of popular culture for lesbians and gay men.

In a collection that is in-yer-face but never out-to-lunch, the contributors variously revisit debates about the gaze to provide a new theory of Queer viewing; discuss texts coded as queer - from lesbian vampires to Hollywood's use of gay codes in mainstream films such as Top Gun and Black Widow; consider the sexual and cultural narratives at play in the world of home shopping catalogues; explore the pleasures and perils of gay cultural production, from the radically queer film-making of Monika Treut to the wild world of homocore fanzines, and address the possibilities of texts claiming to be for the gay spectator - from pornography `by women, for women and about women' to `Out' TV.

The contributors to A Queer Romance don't all agree but, taken together, the collection argues strongly that everyone can have their queer moments.

Table of Contents

Contributors: Paul Burston, Steven Drukman, Caroline Evans, Lorraine Gamman, Tanya Krzywinska, Bruce LaBruce, Z. Isiling Nataf, Colin Richardson, Anna Marie Smith, Cherry Smyth, Monika Treut, Gregory Woods

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Lesbian Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies