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La Marr Jarelle Bruce focuses on three films—To Wong Foo, Romeo + Juliet, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil—that feature black drag queens who serve a particular use value within the rhetorical mise-en-scène of each film’s racial, sexual, and gender politics. Bruce’s analyses ground his theorization of the insidious regime of “heteroperpetuity,” which he defines as encompassing a range of political imperatives, social arrangements, and cultural practices and productions mobilized to protect and perpetuate heteronormative dominion. Highlighting its hegemony over black drag queen characters whose spectacular queerness and blackness would seem categorically to...

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