ABSTRACT This essay explores the reception of Brokeback Mountain by film critics, gay viewers, female audiences, television shows, and the blogosphere. By tracing the path of controversies, jokes, and anxieties, this essay argues that hysteria came into play to mask homophobia while, in the gay community, debates etched the limits of contemporary identity politics.
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Research Article| March 01 2007
Brokering Brokeback: Jokes, Backlashes, and Other Anxieties
Film Quarterly (2007) 60 (3): 44–48.
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B. Ruby Rich; Brokering Brokeback: Jokes, Backlashes, and Other Anxieties. Film Quarterly 1 March 2007; 60 (3): 44–48. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.3.44
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