Queer possibilities: disidentification and queer spectatorship in Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Tara J. Holmes (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Danielle Bouchard

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to explore the opportunities that the process of disidentification offers to queer spectators of two specific films, Black Swan (2010) and The Kids Are All Right (2010). Through the interrogation of these particular representations of female sexuality, deeper questions concerning queer failure and queer negativity are uncovered. Queer failure is explored in the two films and then the ideas are applied to broader social issues.

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Language: English
Date: 2014
Female sexuality
Black swan (Motion picture)
Kids are all right (Motion picture)
Lesbianism in motion pictures

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