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<i>Mauvais Genres</i>: Transgender and Gay Identity

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/9780748634187.003.0003
Mauvais Genres: Transgender and Gay Identity

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This chapter focuses on the argument that transgender articulates uncertainty as to the categories of gender and sexual identities. It analyses mainstream and independent queer community-based documentaries and narrative cinemas that reveal the strains between transgender and lesbian and gay identities in the French context. The chapter compares and contrasts the emergence of political activism against institutional psychiatry with more intimate projections of transgender by filmmakers such as Patrice Chéreau and Jacques Nolot.

Keywords: transgender; sexual identities; queer documentaries; narrative cinemas; lesbian identities; gay identities; political activism; Patrice Chéreau; Jacques Nolot

Chapter.  10803 words. 

Subjects: Film

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