The Celluloid Cubicle: Regressive Constructions of Masculinity in 1990s Office Movies

The Celluloid Cubicle: Regressive Constructions of Masculinity in 1990s Office Movies Latham Hunter Starstruck British boys under the spell of the film Billy Elliot have made history at the Royal Ballet by outnumbering girls for the first time in its 76-year history, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Two years after the story of a miner’s son who becomes a ballet dancer hit movie screens, this year’s intake at the Royal Ballet’s junior and senior schools includes 14 boys and 10 girls, the newspaper said. ‘‘The film has certainly had some effect on the younger boys,’’ said Gailene Stock, director of the Royal Ballet School. ‘‘A number of boys at the school have said that Billy Elliot made them feel more comfortable about telling people they are ballet dancers.’’ The Globe and Mail, 4/16/02 Mike’s a junior at Beacon, a public high school; he asked that I not use his last name. He’s a bodybuilder, likes to fight. ‘‘When we used to go out I’d pray to get into a fight,’’ he said. They liked Fight Club. ‘‘Yeah,’’ said James, who’s a junior at Horace Mann School, ‘‘we do that shit.’’ ‘‘Ben and Dara are in Love’’ Vanity Fair 9/01 Kozoll’s 1980 scriptystill veered too close to the truth for http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of American Culture Wiley

The Celluloid Cubicle: Regressive Constructions of Masculinity in 1990s Office Movies

The Journal of American Culture, Volume 26 (1) – Mar 1, 2003

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Wiley
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2003 Blackwell Publishing Inc.
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1542-7331
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1542-734X
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10.1111/1542-734X.00075
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Abstract

Latham Hunter Starstruck British boys under the spell of the film Billy Elliot have made history at the Royal Ballet by outnumbering girls for the first time in its 76-year history, according to The Sunday Telegraph. Two years after the story of a miner’s son who becomes a ballet dancer hit movie screens, this year’s intake at the Royal Ballet’s junior and senior schools includes 14 boys and 10 girls, the newspaper said. ‘‘The film has certainly had some effect on the younger boys,’’ said Gailene Stock, director of the Royal Ballet School. ‘‘A number of boys at the school have said that Billy Elliot made them feel more comfortable about telling people they are ballet dancers.’’ The Globe and Mail, 4/16/02 Mike’s a junior at Beacon, a public high school; he asked that I not use his last name. He’s a bodybuilder, likes to fight. ‘‘When we used to go out I’d pray to get into a fight,’’ he said. They liked Fight Club. ‘‘Yeah,’’ said James, who’s a junior at Horace Mann School, ‘‘we do that shit.’’ ‘‘Ben and Dara are in Love’’ Vanity Fair 9/01 Kozoll’s 1980 scriptystill veered too close to the truth for

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The Journal of American CultureWiley

Published: Mar 1, 2003

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