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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Constance Penley The Cabinet of Dr. Pee-wee: Consumerism and Sexual Terror Constance Penley Every evening at lighting up o’clock sharp and until further notice in Feenichts Playhouse. . . . By arraignment, childream’s hours, expercatered . . . .With nightly...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Ian Balfour The Playhouse of the Signifier: Reading Pee-wee Herman Ian Balfour I. The Mail-Lady I want to begin with a phrase from Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the epithet for the character named Reba, who is called the “mail-lady,” because her job is to deliver the mail. At first...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Henry Jenkins, III “Going Bonkers Children, Play and Pee-wee Henry Jenkins 111 We’ve watched them gaping at the screen. They loll and slop and lounge about, and stare until their eyes pop out. . . . They sit and stare and stare and sit until they’re hypnotized by it...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Alexander Doty Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 The Sissy Boy, The Fat Ladies, and The Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee’s World Alexander Doty In all the things I’ve read or heard about Pee-wee Herman, his shows, and his films, only two...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 167–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... University Press 167 168  •  Camera Obscura ers. He was a particular inspiration for us at Camera Obscura, serving as an advisory editor, making a major contribution to the dossier on Pee-­Wee’s Playhouse  in the “Male Trouble” special issue and sub- sequent book, and coediting our special...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 157–159.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... jacobs, Lea The Woman's Film and the Female Spectator. On Mary Ann Doane's The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film ofthe 1940s. No.18; pp. 53-66. jenkins III, Henry "Going Bonkers Children, Play and Pee-wee. No.17; pp. 169-192. joyrich, Lynne...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
... late 1991, for in July of that year, Paul Reubens-“Pee-wee Herman” of television and movie fame-was arrested at a Sarasota, Florida, adult movie theater for allegedly masturbating in view of several undercover police officers, and the ensuing media coverage was widespread and intensive...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1991
...) a Man,” and Alexander Doty’s “The Sissy Boy, the Fat Ladies, and the Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee’s World offer explicit critical responses to Camera Obscura’s “Male Trouble” issue (no. 17) spe- cifically, and to recent feminist interest in the construction of mas...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 1988
... and varied- from British feminists, male feminists, and concerned fathers to Jerry Lewis and Pee-wee Herman fans, and from psychoanalysis, decon- struction, and art history to marxism and sociology. Through this diversity, we expect these essays to contribute to the urgently needed...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
... much of it is mean-spirited and voyeuristic. Am I the only person who squirmed watching drunk-off-her-ass Anna Nicole Smith eating an entire bag of Cheetos and lamenting her sad sex life? Or watching Verne Troyer, drunk and naked, peeing on himself on The Surreal Life? Unlike most...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
...- traordinary figure, and the whole phenomenon of ‘primitive cinema’ and tableaux structure is something that’s very interesting to me. It’s a tremendously rich tradition, surely more interesting than things that have been done recently. Except for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, which is...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 179–187.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... 142-1 47. Doane, Mary Ann and Janet Bergstrom The Female Spectator: Contexts and Directions. No. 20-21; pp. 5-27. Doty, Alexander The Sissy Boy, The Fat Ladies, and The Dykes: Queerness andlas Gender in Pee-wee’s World. No. 25-26; pp. 125-143. Felleman, Susan Fluid Fantasies...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
... say that the male body has no place in camp lore: indeed, it is everywhere (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pee Wee Herman). But its campiness is configured in very different ways. Whereas female icons are constructed as artifacts past their prime, male camp icons often highlight...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 224–232.
Published: 01 May 1992
... and Bess: “summertime and the peeing is easy.” In contrast, the cancer program, informing patients a bout choices with potentially life-threatening implications, consciously attempts to preserve hope and optimism. The breast cancer video on chemotherapy closes with the narrator (a woman...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by sexual engagement. Still, yes, the film is very sexual. Very. We see all the parts (breasts, vaginas, penises, dildoes, assholes), in every kind of combination (queer, straight, gay, lesbian, group), releasing reservoirs of redolent fluids (pee, cum, discharge, ejaculate). FLUIDØ s excessive...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
...-thus, for instance, Howard Hawks’s comedies are considered unique for their inversions of the all-male world of adventure films; Pee-wee Herman and Jerry Lewis are viewed as exemplary male hysterics; etc Nevertheless, despite the notorious problems inherent in claims for the...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 132–145.
Published: 01 May 1994
... thirtysomething features a “hen fest” between the Dana Delaney character and thirtysomething’s Hope and Nancy in which a discussion of the male of the species-“It’s either Nietschze or Pee Wee Herman, there’s no middle ground”-uncannily parallels the promo for China Beach just viewed. Lifetime gives...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... extent that one might argue that the English Xuxa show does not stand out visually in the context of US television, competing with commercials and with other bright and loud children's programs (or the memory of them, such as Pee-wee's Playhouse), it does certainly supply lively action and music...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., pees on her. The woman giggles happily. The film becomes a lesbian combat movie: lessons in how to battle- successfully-the Lacanian Law of the Father in life and in filmmak- ing. (At one point in the film a female Lacanian takes over the voice-over, droning on and on in authoritative theory-speak...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2006
... reviews of other recent TV scholarship.15 Next was an issue with the title “Male Trouble” that included a dossier on the configurations of gender, generation, and sexuality in the television program Pee-Wee’s Playhouse;16 this was soon fol- lowed by an issue titled “Popular Culture and Reception...