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.
|Title of host publication||Millennial Masculinity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Men in Contemporary American Cinema|
|Place of Publication||Detroit|
|Publisher||Wayne State University Press|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Peberdy, D. (2013). 'Politics is theater': Performance, Sexuality and Milk. In T. Shary (Ed.), Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema (pp. 52-65). Detroit: Wayne State University Press.