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Making Things Perfectly Queer: Interpreting Mass Culture

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And we all know this isn't actual. lately, a youth-culture cousin of camp has sprung up, referred to as "cheese. " In a brand new York occasions article, "First there has been Camp, Now there is Cheese" (August 7, 1992, C l , C19), Michiko Kakutani compares camp to cheese in a couple of impor­ tant methods, but eventually distinguishes among the 2 via announcing, "Camp has a tendency to be inclusive and beneficiant, while Cheese has a tendency to be judgmental, cynical and de­ tached" in its serious send-up of mass tradition. even with what Kakutani sees as its diversified perspective towards mass tradition, in spite of the fact that, it really is transparent that there will be no cheese if camp was once now not already a lot part of mainstream tradition. For an enticing evaluation of ways influential homosexual and lesbian cultures have be­ are available mass tradition during the last decade or so, see Barry Walters, "Gay tradition: The Underground impression Sinks Deep Roots," Au Courant 7:37 (July 31, 1989): 1, 7, nine. this text initially seemed in the course of June 1989 as a part of the San Francisco Examinees "Gay in the United States" sequence. Index Academy Awards, ninety eight, 117n50 Adams, Margie, 20 Adam's Rib, 20-21 Addams family members, The, 119nll suggest, The, 129n5, 129-30n8 Aherne, Brian, 36 AIDS, sixty three, ninety, ninety eight, 102, 118n4 AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism, 102 Albee, Edward, 131-32nl3 Alexander, Katharine, 29 Alice, sixty one Ali: worry Eats the Soul, 131-32nl3 All approximately Eve, 113n9 Allen, Fred, seventy four Allen, Gracie, 65-67 Almodovar, Pedro, 131-32nl3 American in Paris, An, eleven Anchors Aweigh, eleven Anderson, Eddie ("Rochester"), sixty nine, 73-74, 76-79, 103, 126nl6, 12829n46 Andrews, Julie, thirteen Andy Griffith express, The, forty three Anger, Kenneth, 24 Anna Karenina, 33 Antony and Cleopatra, 120n20 Arbuthnot, Lucie, 12, 105-6nl3 Arnold, Roseanne (Barr), 122-23n27 Arsenio corridor exhibit, The, sixty six Arthur, Bea, 124n33 Arzner, Dorothy, 17-33, 37-38, 103, 113n8, 113n9, 114nl4, 115n29, 115-16n30, 116n31 Astaire, Fred, 12 Athena, eleven Atkins, Christopher, nine Au Courant, 135-36n8 auteurism, xi, xiii, 17-27, 37-38, 112n3, 113n8, 113n9, 114nl0, 114nl4, 114-15n21, 115n26 authorship. See auteurism Babes, forty-one, sixty one Baker, Josephine, 108nl6 Baker, Kenny, sixty eight, 70 Balfour, Ian, 81-82, eighty five, 89, 134n36 Ball, Lucille, 29, 39-40, 45-48, sixty seven, 123-24n31. See additionally here is Lucy; i admire Lucy; Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, The; Lucy express, The Bankhead, Tallulah, 6, forty six, 120-21n21 Bannon, Ann, 118n6 Baraka, Imamu Amiri, sixty nine Barkleys of Broadway, The, 12 Barrymore, Drew, 122-23n27 Barrymore, John, 70 Barthes, Roland, 18, 116-17n38 Baryshnikov, Mikhail, eleven uncomplicated intuition, 102 Bathrick, Serafina, 121n24 Batman Returns, 97-99, a hundred and one Bavier, Frances, forty three Beatles, The, eleven as the sunrise, 14 Being uninteresting, eleven Benning, Sadie, xv 137 138 I N D E X Benny, Jack: and Anderson, Eddie ("Rochester"), sixty nine, 73-74, 76-79, 103, 126nl6, 128-29n46; and Baker, Kenny, 68,70; and biographies, 64-67; and Burns, George, 65-66; and Day, Dennis, 68-69, seventy one, 73-74; female characteristics, 63-64, 70-71; and Harris, Phil, sixty six, sixty eight, 70-73, 127n27; and Livingstone, Mary, sixty five, 68-69, seventy seven, seventy nine, 125-26n2; megastar picture, 63-65, 67-68 Benny, Joan, sixty five, 126nl6 Bergen, Candice, 6 Berkeley, Busby, thirteen, 24, 103 Bernhard, Sandra, nine 1 , 129n5, 133n28 Bérubé, Allan, sixty nine Bessell, Ted, forty nine Betty White express, The, 123n29 Beverly Hills 90210, a hundred Bewitched, forty seven, 119nll huge Boy, 75-76, 128n41 significant best Pee-wee, 86, 92-93 invoice of Divorcement, A, 37 bisexual, bisexuality, xvi-xix, 36-37, forty eight, fifty one, 102, 105-6nl3, 127n27, 133n28 blackface functionality, 75-76, 128n41 Blanc, Mel, 126nl6 Blondell, Joan, forty five Bloodworth-Thomason, Linda, forty-one sales space, Edwin, 10 Borie, Marcia, sixty five Boskin, Joseph, seventy four, 76-78 Bow, Clara, 20, 27 Bowie, David, eleven Boys within the Band, The, sixty nine Brady Bunch, The, forty three Bride of Frankenstein, The, 14 Bride Wore pink, The, 20 Brooke, Kaucyila, 12, 113n9, 115n26 Browning, Tod, 14 Brownworth, Victoria A.

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