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Author Vicari, Justin, 1968-

Title Male bisexuality in current cinema : images of growth, rebellion and survival / Justin Vicari.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011.

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 Moore Stacks  PN1995.9.B57 V53 2011    Available  ---
Description viii, 247 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary "In recent decades, male bisexuality has become a recurring topic in international cinema, as filmmakers and their works challenge our ideas about sexual freedom and identity. In all of these films, more than a dozen of which are covered here, bisexuality is treated both as an actual practice and a complex metaphor for a number of things"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: searching for Bob Elkin -- Personal visions. Minutes of the future: Francois Ozon's A summer dress -- To bend without breaking: bisexuality and adaptation in the films of Andre Tichin -- Tentative, tender ... and trendy? Gregg Araki's Teen trilogy -- Rock star bisexuality in Todd Haynes' Velvet goldmine -- For whom the bi tolls: Craig Lucas' The dying Gaul and Ozon's Water drops on burning rocks -- Alone and with others. Making the man: the bisexual hero -- Illegible patriarchies: bisexualizing the family -- Fazes and mazes: inside the triangle -- Matters of love and death. The schoolboy crush and its ambiguous object -- Turning it on and off: "bi for pay" -- Allegories of AIDS -- In his wake: the strange power of the dead bisexual -- At the limits of heterosexuality: the woman's viewpoint in Anatomy of hell -- Conclusion: "it's all good."
Subject Bisexuality in motion pictures.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Men in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780786461608 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0786461608 (pbk. : alk. paper)