Straight Girls and Queer Guys

Edinburgh University Press
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Examines the emergence of gay male and female heterosexual alliances within contemporary media.
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Christopher Pullen is Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Bournemouth University, UK. His research interests relate to the representation of minority identity in the media, with a particular focus on sexual diversity, AIDS, youth and school education. His recent books include: Gay Identity, New Storytelling and the Media (2012), Queer Youth and Media Cultures (2014), and Queer Love in Television and Film (2013) (co-edited with Pamela Demory).

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Edinburgh University Press
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Published on
Jan 31, 2016
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9780748694853
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Language
English
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Genres
Performing Arts / Film & Video / General
Performing Arts / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Reference / General
Social Science / LGBT Studies / Gay Studies
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Recent critically and commercially acclaimed Latin American films such as XXY, Contracorriente, and Plan B create an affective and bodily connection with viewers that elicits in them an emotive and empathic relationship with queer identities. Referring to these films as New Maricón Cinema, Vinodh Venkatesh argues that they represent a distinct break from what he terms Maricón Cinema, or a cinema that deals with sex and gender difference through an ethically and visually disaffected position, exemplified in films such as Fresa y chocolate, No se lo digas a nadie, and El lugar sin límites.

Covering feature films from Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Venezuela, New Maricón Cinema is the first study to contextualize and analyze recent homo-/trans-/intersexed-themed cinema in Latin America within a broader historical and aesthetic genealogy. Working with theories of affect, circulation, and orientations, Venkatesh examines key scenes in the work of auteurs such as Marco Berger, Javier Fuentes-León, and Julia Solomonoff and in films including Antes que anochezca and Y tu mamá también to show how their use of an affective poetics situates and regenerates viewers in an ethically productive cinematic space. He further demonstrates that New Maricón Cinema has encouraged the production of “gay friendly” commercial films for popular audiences, which reflects wider sociocultural changes regarding gender difference and civil rights that are occurring in Latin America.

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