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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Caryl Flinn Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1982). New Line Cinema Corp. The Deaths of Camp Caryl Flinn This piece was written in loving memory of Jim McLaughlin, who was supposed to have debated these issues with me in New York...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... popular to have appealed exclusively to a gay audience. Despite their evident camp value today, peplum films appear to have been principally aimed at, and consumed by, straight adolescent males. The peplum largely adopts three strategies, not always consistent among themselves, to address its problematic...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... life of a stranger. The forced and unpredictable movement of individuals from the now depopulated Palestinian towns, villages, and holy sites into refugee camps and diasporas evidences the queering of modern Palestinian identity in this sense. The emotion or impression that one is a perpetual stranger...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nguyen Tan Hoang The essay examines a tropical manifestation of camp deployed by queer independent filmmakers in Thailand in response to virulent censorship measures. Through close analysis of performances and films produced between 2000 and 2010 by Michael Shaowanasai and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, the...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ghetto and more world-worn than camp, is a fitting descriptor for many of the women on reality series such as VH1's Basketball Wives (2010–13) and Love and Hip Hop (2011–) and their respective spinoffs, Basketball Wives LA (2011–) and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012–). By no means does the article...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... article demonstrates how the program's interest in staging the excess of racialized gender is structured through a white racial imaginary, which is contested by cast members in each season's reunion episode. The article ends with a consideration of the way in which queer of color camp affectively...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... special attention to their process, their shared love for drag and camp, and to the complicated reception to their work. While Tejal returned to India soon after, the pair continued to remain in conversation over the decades, even as their own practices meandered into questions of gender performance...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 162–163.
Published: 01 December 1984
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-mama of Us All: Divas and the Cultural Logic of Late Ca(m)pitalism Edward R. O’Neill I was never erotic. I was snotty. — Marlene Dietrich, Marlene First you’re another sloe-eyed vamp, then someone’s mother, then you’re camp. —  Stephen Sondheim, “I’m Still Here” Performative...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
... gay camp aesthetic (5). It is precisely this last point about the “irreverent gay camp aesthetic” that needs to be brought more into focus. Perhaps with Pee-wee’s Playhouse it is not a case of “disguised allusions,” or latent meanings put there in the text to be...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 120–131.
Published: 01 September 1983
... conference program consisted ofseven panels over three days, with time alloted for discussion. The panels bore distinct titles and elaborated different areas: "Gay Film Discourse: Kitsch and Camp, Politics and Aesthetics," "Lesbian Images in Media," "Ideology and Cultures: Case...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
... heterosexualized cross- gender identification will be juxtaposed or co-exist with more pro- gressive queer reworkings of the masculine and the feminine.8 Of course, the possibility of reading the Pee-wee texts’ presentation of queerness and/as gender in a camp register makes coming to an...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 91–129.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Department’s Committee on Training Camp Activities; performed by a supporting cast of enlisted men; filmed by cameramen from the Medical Department of the Army; and distributed jointly by ASHA and the USPHS, the film was, not surprisingly, an amateur project even by the...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
... around “camp,” which frequently draw on Susan Sontag’s notion of camp Queer- ing Texture • 125 as “a sensibility (as distinct from an idea)” that might appeal to a certain “taste.”9 While these debates highlight the difficulties in defining and...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket (1987), after he and his fellows have been processed through the micromanaged control-technologies of discipline, drill, and regimen• tation that here figure Marine Corps boot camp. This disavowal of the machinic lasts, however, only as long as...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 158–160.
Published: 01 September 1995
... The Deaths of Camp. No. 35; pp. 53-86. Gant-Britton, Lisbeth African Women and Visual Culture: A Sample Syllabus. No 36; pp. 85-118 Grayson, Deborah R. Introduction to Black Women, Spectatorship, and Visual Culture. No. 36; pp. 1-12 Grayson...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 1991
... recent emphasis on masquerade and fabrication in feminist criticism and to the more prominent role of camp in lesbian criticism. At least within academic circles these factors seem to affect, or to be the effect of, lesbian theorists’ fashion sensibilities. But...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., West Germany, 1974). Situated within this genealogy, the contemporary films exhibit gaps and incoherences between their subtle but insistent white gay male enunciation and their diegetic explorations of female interiority and desire. Scholarship on camp offers insights into the...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2007
... interpretive communities are the focal point for Edward R. O’Neill’s exploration of the cultural work of camp, particularly in the form of larger-than-life mother and aunt figures like those associated with Angela (“I’m not a diva, but I play them”) Lansbury. Lansbury characters such as Auntie Mame and...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... increasingly totalitarian and immigrants are rounded up regularly and dumped into refugee camps. In this dystopic world, our hero, Theo, reluctantly becomes involved in a scheme to protect an illegal African immigrant, a woman named Kee (Clare Hope-Ashitey), who is miraculously pregnant...