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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 135–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... Production and exhibition of a film provokes engagement with the subject, inviting reading, interpretation, and misinterpretation. Dallas Buyers Club (dir. Jean-Marc Vallee, 2013) sits uneasily with contemporary transliterate (Ford 2014, 2016) audiences. The trans* body is misrepresented through a narrative...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (4): 615–624.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the films were produced two decades apart, Philadelphia (Jonathan Demme, 1993) and Dallas Buyers Club (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2013) represent the only mainstream depictions of HIV/AIDS, both of which troublingly dequeer the AIDS crisis. Philadelphia features a straight actor (Tom Hanks) playing a gay man...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 689–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
... (questionable) turn in Dallas Buyers' Club as a trans woman, the importance of trans casting was receiving attention at the festival. Amber Dawn, the festival's director of programming during 2009–12, put a particular spotlight on the “growing trend in transgender talent seen in international cinema” ( 2012...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 274–287.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and “psychokillers” (May 2019 ). Others have embraced these “bad” representations. 12 Some have celebrated the new wave of films and television shows with sympathetic trans characters aimed at mainstream audiences. Others have criticized Oscar-bait films like The Dallas Buyer's Club (2013) and The Danish Girl...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 28–44.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... In an essay on depictions of trans people in film, Julia Serano ( 2004 ) notes that nontransgender actors are often cast in transgender roles. The 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club is a recent case in point: the cisgender actor Jared Leto was cast as a trans woman living with HIV/AIDS, a role that earned him...