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    Bi Film-Video World High and Low


    Pramaggiore, Maria (2001) Bi Film-Video World High and Low. Journal of Bisexuality, 2 (2-3). pp. 243-266. ISSN 1529-9716

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    Abstract

    This essay examines two recent U.S. films that explicitly connect art and women’s bisexuality: Kevin Smith’s Chasing Amy (1997) and Lisa Cholodenko’s High Art (1998). The affiliation between bisexuality and art reflects a paradox: an erotics of refusing distinctions, bisexuality acts as a metaphor for both the breakdown of sexual categories and the blending of high art and low entertainment. Yet bisexuals are subjects presumed to know; experimental, and, therefore, experienced, they are better equipped to make distinctions. In these films, one important aesthetic and sexual distinction revolves around the notion of the “real.”

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Bi Film-Video World; High and Low;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 11875
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1300/J159v02n02_17
    Depositing User: Maria Pramaggiore
    Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2019 16:00
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Bisexuality
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
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