Useful Research Sources:

Bailey, Beth. “Sexual Revolution(s).” in The Sixties: From Memory to History, edited by David Farber (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994): 235-262.—A solid, concise history of sexual politics in the 1960s, including the beginning of the gay liberation movement.

Becker, Edith, Michelle Citron, Julia Lesage, and B. Ruby Rich, “Lesbians and Film,” in Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture, ed.

Corey K Creekmur and Alexander Doty (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995): 25-43.—An interesting summary of the history of lesbian images in film, with breakdowns of various types and stereotypes.

Doty, Alexander.  “There’s Something Queer Here,” in Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture, ed. Corey K Creekmur and Alexander

Doty (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995): 71-90.—seminal essay on queer film theory, particularly in relation to queer spectatorship and audience reception.

Hilbert, Jeffrey.  “The Politics of Drag,” in Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture, ed. Corey K Creekmur and Alexander Doty (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995): 463-469.—an examination of drag performance in gay culture, including its history, its use for empowerment, and detractors within the gay community.

Kilday, Gregg.  “The Gay Pretenders.” The Advocate 12 October, 1999: 58.—Film review of The Gay Deceivers from a reviewer in the gay press.

 

Kinser, Jeremy.  “Artful Dodgers.” The Advocate 12 October 1999: 61.—Film review of The Gay Deceivers from a reviewer in the gay press.

Mann, William J.  Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 (New York: Penguin Books, 2001).—Thorough history of Gay,

Lesbian, and Bisexual talent in Hollywood, from actors and directors to screenwriters and costume designers.

Mayne, Judith.  “Lesbian Looks: Dorothy Arzner and Female Authorship,” in How Do I Look?: Queer Film and Video, ed. Bad Object-Choices (Seattle: Bay Press, 1991): 103-134.—Discussion of one of Hollywood’s first and most influential lesbian directors.

Murray, Raymond.  Images in the Dark (New York: Plume, 1996).—Encyclopedic coverage of GLBT films, film talent, and film images, with useful film summaries and filmographies.

Olson, Jenni.  The Queer Movie Poster Book (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004).—Discussion and examples of queer movie posters throughout history.

Rich, Ruby B.  “From Repressive Tolerance to Erotic Liberation: Mädchen in Uniform, in Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture, ed. Corey K Creekmur and Alexander Doty (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995): 137-166.—Essay on one of the first lesbian film representations.

Russo, Vito.  The Celluloid Closet, revised edition (New York: Harper & Row, 1987).—Seminal book on Hollywood and homosexuality, which navigates the long history of gay and lesbian images in U.S. Film. The book emphasizes negative representations of homosexuality.

Tinkcom, Matthew.  “Scandalous!  Kenneth Anger and the Prohibitions of Hollywood History,” in Outtakes: Essays on Queer Theory and Film, ed. Ellis Hanson (Durham: Duke University Press 1999): 271-287.—An assessment of the work of experimental filmmaker Kenneth Anger and how his films intersect with gay representation and Hollywood.

Waugh, Thomas.  “Men’s Pornography: Gay vs. Straight,” in Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture, ed. Corey K Creekmur and Alexander Doty (Durham: Duke University Press, 1995): 307-327.—a look into how gay images are represented in adult cinema, particularly in comparison to heterosexual sexual images.

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