By John Dececco Phd,Wayne M Bryant,John P. De Cecco

How some distance have we improved from the times whilst exhibiting a movie resembling Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and price ticket taker in penal complex? What are a number of the hidden clues smooth audiences are overlooking in older motion pictures that recommend a character’s bisexuality? Which recognized actors, actresses, administrators, and screenwriters have been interested in humans of either sexes? In Bisexual Characters in movie, the 1st ebook to target the position of bisexual characters in movie, you’ll locate solutions to those questions and plenty of extra as you discover, learn, and rejoice eighty years of bisexual motion picture characters (and the folk who've created them) from all over the world. a full of life, enjoyable, and informative remark, this publication examines the remedy of bisexual movie characters and exhibits you the way that therapy has been tormented by societal forces comparable to censorship, politics, non secular prejudices, homophobia, and sexual stereotypes.

Bisexual Characters in movie appears to be like on the contribution of bisexual humans (and others who've had enthusiasts of various sexes) to the physique of labor to be had on movie this present day. those contain the administrators, writers, actors, composers, and architects whose sexual orientation has expert their paintings. An research of the movie construction Code and its devastating influence on bisexual and gay reveal photographs varieties an incredible a part of the e-book. You learn the way, in particular, it eliminated homosexual, lesbian, and bisexual characters from Hollywood motion pictures in addition to the position of bisexual, lesbian, and homosexual filmmakers in ultimately defeating it. different questions you’ll locate solutions to include:

  • Who, or what, is a bisexual?
  • How have been bisexual characters represented in silent movie, sooner than the forces of censorship banned them from the screen?
  • What bisexual myths and stereotypes are portrayed on film?
  • What is the position of “camp” in bisexual film?

    Bisexual Characters in movie is a distinct source for researchers; librarians; movie pageant planners; the queer media; professors and scholars of lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual experiences; bisexual activists; and common bisexual, homosexual, lesbian, and transgendered readers. It offers a much-needed view of bisexual representations in an immense phase of our renowned culture.

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