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Deviant Eyes, Deviant Bodies: Sexual Re-Orientation in Film and Video
Performing Arts Books
Engaging feminist and queer theory ranging from Nancy Chodorow to Judith Butler to Valerie Solanis's SCUM Manifesto, Straayer considers the wealth of films made by and for nontraditional viewers. Straayer investigation ranges from "Stella Dallas" to "Mrs. Doubtfire," "experimental" lesbian and gay films from the classic "Maedchen in Uniform" to the contemporary "Go Fish," and music video icons such as David Bowie, Dead or Alive, and Divine to investigate transgressions of traditional gender boundaries.