Sex Roles (2012) 67:366–368 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0147-1 MEDIA REVIEW From Ball Culture to the Gay Rodeo: Expanding Notions of Family This is Family. Directed by Jean Baptiste Erreca, Paris, France, One Planet, 2008. 90 min. www.javafilms.fr Katherine A. Kuvalanka Published online: 14 March 2012 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Jean Baptiste Erreca makes a unique contribution to the study Next, in the most striking (and, undoubtedly, shocking of families in the U.S. with the documentary film, This is for some) transition of the film, viewers are taken from the Family. While “traditional” family ideals (think 1950s, white Midwestern family summer camp scenario to a shooting picket fence, etc.) seem to be somewhat mocked, Erreca chal- gallery in California to meet Nicky, a gun-toting transsexual lenges viewers to broaden their notions of family beyond the woman who is the leader of the San Jose chapter of the Pink heterosexual, two-parent, two-child configuration. What sets Pistols (www.pinkpistols.org). While Nicky discusses her this film apart is that viewers are also pushed to expand their penchant for guns and fast cars (remnants, she says, of her notions of family beyond the lesbian or gay, two-parent, two- masculine self), she also asserts her Second Amendment
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