Authors Archives: Frederik Dhaenens

Review: Screened Out. Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall.

Richard Barrios London: Routledge, 2003. At the time Richard Barrios published Screened Out in 2003, the cinema going audience had not yet met with Ennis and Jack, the two ‘gay cowboys’ from Brokeback Mountain (2005). At the point of writing this review, we still have to wait for the theatrical release of Milk, Focus Features’ […]

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Review: Screening sex

Linda Williams Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2008 By Frederik Dhaenens Linda William’s Screening Sex is undoubtedly indebted to the legacy of Michel Foucault. In 1976, he stressed that there is no essential truth and fixed meaning in relation to human sexuality. How one experiences and/or expresses sexual desires depends upon a specific time […]

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