Week 2- Queer Theories
– RJ: What is “Queer Cinema”? 1-2 paragraphs. Cite NQC at least 1 time.
How is the Karen Carpenter Story queer?
What is Karen Carpenter story and Pink Flamingos implying about the nuclear family and “straight” life? 1-2 paragraphs.
(3-4 paragraphs total) Cite readings as applicable.
– READ: New Queer Cinema (NQC) Ch. 1/“Introduction” AND Ch.7/“Queer”and Todd Haynes Interview Cinematic and Sexual Transgression and Pathos and Pathology The Cinema of Todd Haynes
– First half of class: Discuss The Karen Carpenter Story.
– Second half of class: Screening of Dottie Gets Spanked (dir. Todd Haynes, 1993, 27 min) Discuss: What does “queer” mean? What is “queer theory”?
– FOR 1/27 WATCH: (required) Hedwig and the Angry Inch (dir. John Cameron Mitchell, 2001, 95 min) and (optional) Polyester (John Waters, 1981, 86 min)