Catàleg general Salut sexual
Muddy waters: bisexuality in the cinema
ResumAs a review of the literature, this article analyzes how self-identified bisexual critics and theorists have written about bisexuality in the cinema. With the emergence of a bisexual discourse on film in the past 20 years has come a substantial bibliography as well as a set of methods, which have been shaped by the dominant strategies for representing bisexuality. The author's interest here, as bi film scholar, lies less with the content of the articles that make up this body of work than with the kinds of approaches this critical discourse has taken. So far, not enough attention has been paid to these methods of study or, for that matter, to the nature of the medium. The author argues that the meanings we have ascribed to films are inextricably tied to the ways we have chosen to frame our observations. What is more important, however, is that our analyses have not taken into account how the cinema works to make meaning, an oversight that becomes apparent when the limitations of these methods are exposed. Our critical work is less likely to reinscribe the often pejorative social beliefs about bisexuals, the better we understand how images of bisexuality get constructed in and circulated through a medium that trades in an ideology of the visible. (Extraído del documento)
Autoria: ROBERTS, B. C.
- Any de publicació:
- Taylor & Francis
- Vol. 11, no. 2-3 (April 2011), p. 329-345