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Spanish Queer Cinema$
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Chris Perriam

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748665860

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.001.0001

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Legacies

Legacies

Chapter:
(p.37) 2. Legacies
Source:
Spanish Queer Cinema
Author(s):

Chris Perriam

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665860.003.0002

The chapter looks back through the lens of some key film historical studies and cultural analyses on legacies of a beneficial and of a detrimental kind. It identifies how successful new LGBTQ filmmakers build on a radical past, and it suggests that certain discriminatory habits of earlier, repressive times (pre-1980s) persist in certain popular gay films and in films with lesbian, trans and gay protagonists. Visibility is a key idea here, and the chapter ends with an account of two Basque films, one revealing aspects of male homosexuality in a rural context, the other addressing a late-flowering lesbian love in older age.

Keywords:   comedy, coming out, exploitation, oppression, resistance, visibility

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