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eBook Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves ePub

by Michael DeAngelis

  • ISBN: 0822327384
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Michael DeAngelis
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books; 1st edition (August 15, 2001)
  • Pages: 296
  • ePub book: 1297 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1436 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 699

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Using theories of fantasy and melodrama, Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom demonstrates how studios .

In addition to fans of James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves, those interested in film history, cultural studies, popular culture, queer theory, gender studies, sociology, psychoanalytic theory, melodrama, fantasy, and fandom will enjoy this book.

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Closely examining the screen and public personas of James Dean, Mel Gibson and Keanu Reeves, DeAngelis charts a series of complicated interactions between the masculine affect of these actors, their (adoring or disillusioned) gay male audience and versions of masculinity.

Closely examining the screen and public personas of James Dean, Mel Gibson and Keanu Reeves, DeAngelis charts a series of complicated interactions between the masculine affect of these actors, their (adoring or disillusioned) gay male audience and versions of masculinity that appear in gay culture. The author is best on James Dean's career, charting how the actor's emotional openness and vulnerability often made him "look" gay and how that image was exploited in his films (as in his highly erotic relationship with Sal Mineo in Rebel Without a Cause).

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Gay Studies (Gay Men). Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom : James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves

Gay Studies (Gay Men). Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom : James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone interested in the construction of queer identities, the negotiatory process of fandom and the star's management and negotiation of that fan attention. - Kerry Gough Scope "DeAngelis probes the connections between identification and desire.

James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 at the Seven Gables apartment on the corner of 4th Street and McClure Street in. . Duke University Press. p. 97. ISBN 0-8223-2738-4.

James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 at the Seven Gables apartment on the corner of 4th Street and McClure Street in Marion, Indiana, the only child of Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton Dean. He was primarily of English descent, with smaller amounts of German, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry.

DeAngelis examines a variety of cultural documents, including studio publicity and promotional campaigns, star biographies .

According to Michael DeAngelis, she was "the only person capable of.

According to Michael DeAngelis, she was "the only person capable of understanding him". In 1938, she was suddenly struck with acute stomach pain and quickly began to lose weight. She died of uterine cancer when Dean was nine years old. Unable to care for his son, Dean's father sent him to live with his aunt and uncle, Ortense and Marcus Winslow, on their farm in Fairmount, Indiana, where he was raised in their Quaker household. Dean's father served in World War II and later remarried. Dean has been a touchstone of many television shows, films, books and plays.

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Why and how does the appeal of certain male Hollywood stars cross over from straight to gay audiences? Do stars lose their cachet with straight audiences when they cross over? In Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom Michael DeAngelis responds to these questions with a provocative analysis of three famous actors—James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. In the process, he traces a fifty-year history of audience reception that moves gay male fandom far beyond the realm of “camp” to places where culturally unauthorized fantasies are nurtured, developed, and shared. DeAngelis examines a variety of cultural documents, including studio publicity and promotional campaigns, star biographies, scandal magazines, and film reviews, as well as gay political and fan literature that ranges from the closeted pages of One and Mattachine Review in the 1950s to the very “out” dish columns, listserv postings, and on-line star fantasy narratives of the past decade. At the heart of this close historical study are treatments of particular film narratives, including East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause, The Road Warrior, Lethal Weapon, My Own Private Idaho, and Speed. Using theories of fantasy and melodrama, Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom demonstrates how studios, agents, and even stars themselves often actively facilitate an audience’s strategic blurring of the already tenuous distinction between the heterosexual mainstream and the gay margins of American popular culture. In addition to fans of James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves, those interested in film history, cultural studies, popular culture, queer theory, gender studies, sociology, psychoanalytic theory, melodrama, fantasy, and fandom will enjoy this book.