Friday, February 10, 2017

“Hiding the Tears in My Eyes – BOYS DON’T CRY – A Legacy”

- by Jack Halberstam

"...How might we respond to these objections then in ways that do not completely dismiss the feelings of the students but that ask for different relations to protest, to the reading of complex texts and to the directing of anger about transphobic and homophobic texts onto queer cultural producers?
Here are a few thoughts:
1. We need to situate this film properly within the history of the representation of transgender characters. At the time that Peirce made this film, most films featured transgender people only as monsters, killers, sociopaths or isolated misfits." Full Article here.