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Overcoming the Stigma: The Queer Denial of Indiewood

Overcoming the Stigma: The Queer Denial of Indiewood stuart richards se x sell s, e xcep t when it comes to In­ resistance.” If one had not heard anything diewood films with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and else about this film, one could easily assume transgender (LGBT) content. This is significantly from the Weinstein trailer that this is a semi­ evident when looking at the two trailers that independent film detailing the relationship were released for Tom Ford’s A Single Man, a between Firth and Moore. This stark difference film detailing a day in the life of a depressed led Indiewire film critic Peter Knegt to claim that gay British professor. Although neither trailer this was the heterosexualization of a gay film: presents the film’s basic narrative or empha­ “In with the Oscar buzz, out with the gayness. sizes that the film is an adaptation of a Chris­ It seems the Weinstein Company doesn’t want topher Isherwood novel of the same name, to take any chances with all those homophobic both present a few key shots accompanied by Academy members” (“A Tale of Two Trailers”). the film’s score. Tom Ford’s initial trailer for the This approach is indicative of many LGBT films Toronto International Film Festival illustrates in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Film and Video University of Illinois Press

Overcoming the Stigma: The Queer Denial of Indiewood

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 68 (1) – Mar 9, 2016

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University of Illinois Press
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Copyright © 2008 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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1934-6018

Abstract

stuart richards se x sell s, e xcep t when it comes to In­ resistance.” If one had not heard anything diewood films with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and else about this film, one could easily assume transgender (LGBT) content. This is significantly from the Weinstein trailer that this is a semi­ evident when looking at the two trailers that independent film detailing the relationship were released for Tom Ford’s A Single Man, a between Firth and Moore. This stark difference film detailing a day in the life of a depressed led Indiewire film critic Peter Knegt to claim that gay British professor. Although neither trailer this was the heterosexualization of a gay film: presents the film’s basic narrative or empha­ “In with the Oscar buzz, out with the gayness. sizes that the film is an adaptation of a Chris­ It seems the Weinstein Company doesn’t want topher Isherwood novel of the same name, to take any chances with all those homophobic both present a few key shots accompanied by Academy members” (“A Tale of Two Trailers”). the film’s score. Tom Ford’s initial trailer for the This approach is indicative of many LGBT films Toronto International Film Festival illustrates in

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Mar 9, 2016

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