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<i>Beur</i> Masculinity and Queer Fantasy

Nick Rees-Roberts

in French Queer Cinema

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780748634187
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651160 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634187.003.0001
Beur Masculinity and Queer Fantasy

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This chapter examines the represents of beur men in French queer cinema. It discusses the acting career of Salim Kechiouche and looks at the two early films by Sébastien Lifshitz to refute the notion that sexual objectification would form some kind of inevitable structure to male cross-race relations. The chapter analyses queer porn video and art cinema, and highlights gender imbalance and the consequential exclusion of male femininity resulting from the disavowal of femininity among beur for cultural and religious reasons.

Keywords: beur men; French queer cinema; Salim Kechiouche; Sébastien Lifshitz; sexual objectification; queer porn; art cinema; gender imbalance; male femininity

Chapter.  15042 words. 

Subjects: Film

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