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Out at the Movies

A History of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer Cinema

Out at the Movies by Steven Paul Davies
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'This is a must for any fan of gay movies... Out at the Movies is the ultimate guide to gay cinema and the films that define it' - Zone Magazine

'A new book about homosexuality on film will strike chords with many bashful Brits' - Guardian

New updated edition. Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the community's journey from persecution to emancipation to acceptance. Politicised dramas like Victim in the 60s, The Naked Civil Servant in the 70s, and the AIDS cinema of the 80s have given way in recent years to films which celebrate a vast array of gay life-styles. Gay films have undergone a major shift, from the fringe to the mainstream and 2005's Academy Awards were dubbed "the Gay Oscars" with gongs going to Brokeback Mountain, Capote and Transamerica. Producers began clamouring to back gay-themed movies, including I Love You Phillip Morris with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor, Gus Van Sant's Milk, starring Sean Penn, the feel good British movie Pride and The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch and Carol which is nominated for six Oscars.

In this revised, expanded and completely up to date edition, Out at the Movies looks back, decade by decade, at the history of gay cinema, celebrating films which have defined the genre. Indie films, the avant-garde, sex on screen, bad guys, lesbian lovers, transgender films, camp comedies, musicals and gay rom-coms - all are featured here.

As well as highlighting key movements and triumphs in gay cinema, the author includes information on gay filmmakers and actors, and their influence within the industry. Interspersed throughout are some of the most iconic scenes from gay cinema and the most memorable dialogue.

Oldcastle Books; March 2016
224 pages; ISBN 9781843446620
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Title: Out at the Movies
Author: Steven Paul Davies; Simon Callow
 

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