Funny girls and nowhere boys: Reversing the gaze in the popular music biopic

Bannister, Matthew (2018) Funny girls and nowhere boys: Reversing the gaze in the popular music biopic. In: Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality and Popular Music. Routledge, London/ New York, pp. 111-127. ISBN 978-1-138-96005-3

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Some recent popular music biopics, for example Nowhere Boy (2009) (about the young John Lennon) and Walk the Line (2005) (about Johnny Cash) might also be described as “chick flicks.”1 In these films the gaze is reversed and the male lead is eroticized, sensitized, and his career or life revealed as dependent on the agency of female characters...

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords that describe the item:music biopic, music
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:6296
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Deposited On:21 Nov 2018 03:08
Last Modified:18 Dec 2018 03:03

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