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Bike Boys, Drag Queens, & Superstars : Avant-Garde, Mass Culture, and Gay Identities in the 1960s Underground Cinema (Hardcover)

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"This comprehensive, insightful study demonstrates that 1960s NewYork underground film fused ''artistic innovation and the exploration of everydaylife'' and distinctively interacted with mass culture.''" --Choice

..". thoroughly researched [and] engaging text..." -- Library Journal

"This is a very timely and welcomebook.... intervenes very effectively to to rewrite the history of the 1960s Americanunderground cinema." -- UTS Review

At the confluence ofexperimental art and the gay subculture of early 1960s New York, Juan Su rezdiscovers a postmodern, gay-influenced aesthetic that "recycles" popularculture. Filmmakers Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith, and Andy Warhol epitomize thissensibility, combining the influences of European avant-garde movements, comicbooks, rock ''n'' roll, camp, film cults, drag performances, fashion, and urban streetcultures.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253329714
SKU 210666754
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 025332971X
Release Date 1/19/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Indiana University Press
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