Two great screen stars who bridged the silent to talking film eras— Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo —epitomize the erotic body and its relationship to costume. In the documentary Tongues Untieddirector Marlon Riggs explored the African-American gay male experience while probing the freighted social constructions of race, gender, desire, and the black male body. Please verify that you are not a robot. Write a review Rate this item: Gay Monsters in Film75— Filmmakers working within the Hollywood system, no matter what the quality of their films, had to comply with the self-censoring rules that Hollywood had set for itself.
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Advanced Search Find a Library. Your list has reached the maximum number of items. The Cultural Politics of Oppositional Taste. Both of these films had been based on successful stage plays and explored issues of romance, the closet, the possibility of blackmail and job loss, internalized homophobia, and the burgeoning but still mostly underground gay and lesbian culture of many cities. A Sight and Sound Reader. Still, the vast majority of queer Hollywood actors remain in the closet, a fact that reinforces the notion that there is something wrong or shameful about being gay or lesbian.