nov 5 - complex, fully fleshed out characters. not perfect...

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hollywood in its early days had trouble depicting homosexuality in a forward or complex way, would bubble up in the subtext of films but it wasn't vocalized or made overt. 1970s: more flushed out depictions of out gay characters, though still occasionally fall on queerness as a joke or violence against gays is better than violence against straight. i've heard the mermaids singing - some said good, 3 central queer characters who are
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Unformatted text preview: complex, fully fleshed out characters. not perfect angels but not devils. some had issues with the fact that the lesbian couple is manipulative and polly, the nice girl, is more pushed against the label as lesbian. so the characters identified themselves as queer were vicious when the not for sure lesbian was the nice girl...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course CINE 104 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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