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Movements in Cinema: History of LGBTQ+ Film

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom Videoconference

Join us for this live webinar on Tuesday June 15th, at 7:00PM EST.

Join us for a Movements in Cinema talk with Harry M. Benshoff, Professor of Media Arts at the University of North Texas. While LGBTQ+ content has become somewhat prevalent over the last few decades—especially on television shows, streaming platforms, and in “Oscar-bait” Hollywood art films—queer people have always been part of Hollywood’s history, both behind the camera and in front.  This talk will examine how Hollywood representations of LGBTQ+ people have evolved throughout the 20th century, touching on key films, figures, and sociocultural moments.


HARRY M. BENSHOFF is a Professor of Media Arts at the University of North Texas.  His books include Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (1997), Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America (2006), Dark Shadows (2011), and the edited volume A Companion to the Horror Film (2014).  His textbooks include Film and Television Analysis: An Introduction to Theories, Methods, and Approaches (2015) and (with Sean Griffin) America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies (2021, 2009, 2004).  He has written numerous essays and book chapters on topics such as blaxploitation horror films, Hollywood LSD films, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Milk (2008), and Twilight (2008).


June 15
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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