Bike Boys, Drag Queens & Superstars

Bike Boys, Drag Queens & Superstars

Avant-garde, Mass Culture, and Gay Identities in the 1960s Underground Cinema

eBook - 1996
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Indiana University Press

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

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

"This is a very timely and welcome book.... intervenes very effectively to to rewrite the history of the 1960s American underground cinema." -- UTS Review

At the confluence of experimental art and the gay subculture of early 1960s New York, Juan Suárez discovers a postmodern, gay-influenced aesthetic that "recycles" popular culture. Filmmakers Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith, and Andy Warhol epitomize this sensibility, combining the influences of European avant-garde movements, comic books, rock 'n' roll, camp, film cults, drag performances, fashion, and urban street cultures.



Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780585020747
0585020744
025321033X
025332971X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxviii, 353 p.) : ill

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