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TSQ (2015) 2 (4): 689–694.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Helen Hok-Sze Leung Abstract This article reviews the recent trans programming of the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and offers thoughts on the festival's history of trans inclusion and its impact on a “festival public.” Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 film festivals LGBT...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 86–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... fields; and some map the productive tensions between trans studies and other interdisciplines. Copyright © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 This deceptively simple question has provoked heated discussion among festival programmers, film critics, and even filmmakers. Is a trans film one that...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 208–221.
Published: 01 May 2020
...RL Goldberg Abstract This article considers the ways in which pedagogy is formally represented in trans masculine porn, specifically in three films that stage scenes of learning: Linda/Les and Annie: A Female-to-Male Transsexual Love Story , Phineas Slipped , and Sex Education . Focusing on...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 192–207.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Matt Richardson Abstract This article puts forward a consideration of Black womanhood by looking at the softcore films starring African American trans model and actress, Ajita Wilson. Wilson starred in many European softcore and hardcore films from the 1970s until her death in 1987. The author is...
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Published: 01 November 2015
Figure 1. Films for Lovers and Fighters, publicity campaign designed by B'stro for VQFF for free distribution Figure 1. Films for Lovers and Fighters, publicity campaign designed by B'stro for VQFF for free distribution More
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 481–490.
Published: 01 November 2019
...LaVelle Ridley Abstract In this article the author focuses on Mya Taylor's singing performance as Alexandra in the 2015 comedy-drama film Tangerine as a performative index of black trans women's futures. Contextualizing her performance within the larger, dangerous world for most black trans sex...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 135–140.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Akkadia Ford Abstract The representation of transgender lives on film is of increasing thematic concern within both mainstream and independent cinema. The ways in which filmmakers represent and depict trans* people communicate to audiences certain views about transgender lives and concerns...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 24–57.
Published: 01 February 2021
... loop begins with the film's apparitional aesthetics, which rouse contemplation of the trans activisms that survive in the wake of trans death, and it continues with the film's activating address and impact campaign. I posit that such efforts can feed back into the communities from which a documentary...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 394–403.
Published: 01 August 2018
... film's dreaming form that provides the formal texture to read transgender in the film. Moreover, this essay pulls at the sutures that bind dream worlds together, not to reveal its hidden content but to show how dreams touch—and how they might touch the domains of transgender inquiry. Copyright © 2018...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 August 2018
... film about Ladlad's unsuccessful bid to win congressional seats during the 2013 elections, and Die Beautiful , a film about the travails of a transgender beauty queen who dies soon after she wins a nationally televised gay beauty pageant, the author gleans examples of transgender resistance that do not...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 433–447.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Helen Hok-Sze Leung Abstract This article examines the role of audiovisual translation in the cinematic circulation of trans knowledge. Through a case study of the Cantonese-dubbed version of the Thai-language film The Iron Ladies in Hong Kong, the article analyzes a regional production of trans...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Nicole Seymour Abstract This article considers the performances of “animal drag” that appear across the affiliated US media projects of Jackass (the television program and film franchise) and Wildboyz (the television program). Drawing on transgender studies scholarship, as well as recent work in...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 539–551.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Eliza Steinbock Abstract The most recent exhibited work of photographer Del LaGrace Volcano is a triptych from the series Herm Body (2011–), which presents Volcano's front and back torso conspicuously pared down, headless, and nude. Whereas in conventional film photography, negatives are used in...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (4): 586–589.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jules Rosskam Abstract I use my most recent film, Thick Relations , to argue that traditional narrative structures are by definition oppressive and controlling. Traditional narratives demand a straight progress through time, through life, through love, through sexuality and conflict and family—a...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 273–279.
Published: 01 May 2014
... is drawn. In film, dance, and visual and relational performance, the artists contest conventional social constructions of transgender and articulate existential possibility in ways that contribute to and echo the development of new ideas about embodiment. References Acosta niv . 2013...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (2): 288–295.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Slava Greenberg Abstract Spectrums: New Gender Movement (2017) is a low-budget, independent documentary web series directed, filmed, and edited by Zohar Melinek Ezra and Afek Testa Launer. Spectrums breaks linear time by delaying progress, jumping back and forth, and mourning and celebrating the...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 686–690.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Anson Koch-Rein Abstract Drawing on Heather Love and Dan Irving, this piece argues that Rodrigo García's film Albert Nobbs has a place in transgender studies because it offers a cinematic opportunity to engage in feeling backward, to view sadness, dysphoria, and loneliness as part of an important...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (4): 648–657.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Leah DeVun; Zeb Tortorici Abstract Special issue editors Leah DeVun and Zeb Tortorici interview Maya Mikdashi and Carlos Motta about their collaborative film, Deseos / رغبات ( Desires , 2015), which places queer and gender-variant historical characters within a fluid chronological framework. In...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (2): 275–280.
Published: 01 May 2018
... story of her gender transition, revealing how Lazzarato has carefully engineered the documentation of her surgeries to navigate the burgeoning marketplace of online celebrity. Following Jasbir K. Puar, this review argues that the film demonstrates an axiomatic case of “piecing” the transgender body that...
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Published: 01 February 2021
Figure 11. Photo from the first Call Her Ganda brain trust, which took place in New York City, following the premiere of the film at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018. Director PJ Raval appears in the center of the first row. I am behind him. Figure 11. Photo from the first Call Her More