Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture

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De Lauretis, "Queer Theory," iii. nine. See Judith Butler, Gender hassle (New York and London: Routledge, 1990), and "Imitation and Gender Insubordination," Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, homosexual Theories, ed. Diana Fuss (New York and London: Routledge, 1991), 13—31; and SueEllen Case, "Tracking the Vampire," transformations three, no. 2 (1991): 1—20. 10. de Lauretis, "Queer Theory," iii. eleven. Alisa Solomon, "Breaking Out," The Village Voice 37, no. 26 (June 30, 1992): 29. 12. Carol A. Queen, 'The Queer in Me," Bi the other identify: Bisexual humans converse Out, ed. Loraine Hutchins and Lani Kaahumanu (Boston: Alyson, 1991), 20. thirteen. searching through this booklet, I notice i've got given fairly cursory consciousness to in particular bisexual positions. seeing that reading bisexuality turns out the most important in lots of how one can theorizing nongay and nonlesbian queerness — certainly, a few see bisexuality as queerness (see notice 12 above and its textual reference) — I give some thought to the absence during this publication of any prolonged dialogue of bisexuality and mass tradition an incredible omis- one zero five 106 N O T E S T O P A G E S 1-2 sion. For the current, despite the fact that, i'm going to recommend one method mass tradition thought and feedback may possibly discover in contemplating bisexuality and queerness. Used to anchor a lesbian examining of gents desire Blondes within the first bankruptcy of this e-book, Lucie Arbuthnot and Gail Seneca's "Pre-Text and textual content in gents desire Blondes" (Film Reader five [1982]: 14-23; rpt. in Patricia Erens, ed. , concerns in Feminist movie feedback [Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana college Press, 1990], 112—25) additionally presents principles worthy to developing a far-ranging bisexual in­ terpretation of mass tradition. Their concept that gents desire Blondes's "narrative of [heterosexual] romantic event" serves as "a mere pre-text" for lots of audience, who foreground one other ("more central") nonheterosexual textual content regarding Marilyn Monroe/Lorelei and Jane Russell/Dorothy, means that the movie textual content is very likely bisexual because it combines either contrary intercourse and a similar intercourse narratives (16). From their feminist-lesbian place, Arbuthnot and Seneca see the other intercourse (the "hetero­ sexual") romantic narrative as being "continually disrupted and undermined" by way of the women-bonding features of the textual content (16). yet is that this the case? Is gents want Blondes inevitably a textual content within which women-bonding undermines instantly patriarchy or the place homosexuality subverts heterosexuality? could not we see the 2 narratives as coexisting within the textual content, as supplementing one another? during this mild, a movie like mild­ males desire Blondes may be stated to build bisexual major characters in a bisexual textual content, in addition to to motivate bisexual (or queer) positions and pleasures in spectators. Any variety of mass tradition texts are built in the "pre-text" and "text" phrases Arbuthnot and Seneca set out. certainly, a few of the examples I cite during this ebook fall inside of this paradigm, and will be mentioned as bisexual texts: The Golden ladies and different "lesbian" sitcoms, male blood brother movies, and so forth.

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