'Politics is theater': Performance, Sexuality and Milk

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    Abstract

    What does it mean to "play gay"? This chapter seeks to answer this question by examining not only Sean Penn's performance of homosexuality in Milk (Gus Van Sant 2008), but also the politics of that performance which, I argue, is inseparable from the identity of the performer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMillennial Masculinity
    Subtitle of host publicationMen in Contemporary American Cinema
    EditorsTimothy Shary
    Place of PublicationDetroit
    PublisherWayne State University Press
    Pages52-65
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9780814334355
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Peberdy, D. (2013). 'Politics is theater': Performance, Sexuality and Milk. In T. Shary (Ed.), Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema (pp. 52-65). Wayne State University Press.