Critical Writing Index

After 1980: Margins and Mainstreams

by Julianne Pidduck

Now You See It, 2002

London: Routledge, 2002

Pidduck examines how shifting local and global circuits of production and distribution has lead to an increased visibility of lesbian/gay and queer film, primarily focusing on Canada, Australia, Europe and America.

Pidduck's essay is organized within four major case studies; lesbian and gay film festivals, activist/ art video, ‘new queer cinema’ and popular genres.

The essay cites gay/ lesbian and queer works from over two decades to explore debates around positive images and transgression, formal innovation and popular genres, the ‘queering’ of lesbian/ gay politics, Aids and activism, sexuality, identity and culture.

ITEM 2002.100 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

PoisonTodd Haynes

Edward IIDerek Jarman

Les Nuits fauves (Savage Nights)Cyril Collard

Only the BraveAna Kokkino

Head OnAna Kokkino

Desert HeartsDonna Deitch

Seeing ThingsDonna Deitch

Go FishRose Troche

De Stitle rond Christina M. ( A Question of Silence)Marleen Gorris

AntoniaMarleen Gorris

Celluloid ClosetRob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

SalóPier Paolo Pasolini

Meeting of Two QueensCecilia Barraga

Watermelon WomanCheryl Dunye

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel BoxMichelle Parkerson

Looking for LangstonIsaac Julien

Todo sobre mi madrePedro Almodóvar

We're here, we're queer, we're fabulousMaureen Bradley and Danielle Comeau

Zero PatienceJohn Greyson

The Pink PimpernelJohn Greyson

SickJohn Greyson

Death in VeniceLuchino Visconti

OrientationsRichard Fung

Mother's PlaceRichard Fung

Sea in the BloodRichard Fung