This turn-of-the-century moment - when queer love has become increasingly visible in both popular culture and socio-political realms - provides an ideal occasion for a critical examination of same-sex love stories in the media. Focusing primarily on film and televisual texts from the ten years before and after the millennium, the essays collected in Queer Love in Film and Television ask how recent films and television programs play with, imitate, subvert, mock, critique, and queer the romantic narrative conventions so common in Western culture. The collection follows the trajectory of the conventional romance narrative, from the pursuit of romantic love to the creation of families, and then it pushes further, into marginal regions where conventional narratives fail to venture, and then turns back to consider how that narrative is itself transformed (or queered) through adaptation.Critical Essays Pamela Demory, Christopher Pullen ... I had knit this kind of dream about who Donor 150 was. ... My deepest aspiration is spiritual. ... Though charismatic, Jeffrey is (in his own words, as stated) a fringe monkey and beach bum, a foreigner to middle class ... prospects is noted by several in the documentary; the fact that he lives in an RV is clearly a disappointment to several . ... One of the aims of the family romance, as stated, is precisely to mark a separation 90 Julia Erhart.
|Title||:||Queer Love in Film and Television|
|Author||:||Pamela Demory, Christopher Pullen|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-04-04|