‘It was the summer when everything changed…’: coming of age queer in Australian cinema

McWilliam, Kelly (2017) ‘It was the summer when everything changed…’: coming of age queer in Australian cinema. In: Australian screen in the 2000s. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., London, United Kingdom, pp. 191-206. ISBN 978-3-319-48298-9

Abstract

There has been a dramatic increase in the release of queer Australian feature films since 2006, more than half of which have drawn on the conventions of the coming-of-age film. This chapter focuses on Tan Lines (Ed Aldridge, 2006), Newcastle (Dan Castle, 2009), Monster Pies (Lee Galea, 2013), and 52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, 2013) to explore how these films enunciate the genre and negotiate questions of gender and sexuality in a genre often organised around the exploration of heterosexual romance. Ultimately, this chapter argues that these films negotiate a place for the representation of queer youth in Australian film culture as well as broaden and complicate a popular and enduring genre of the Australian film canon.


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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2018 01:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: queer film, Australian film, teen film, coming of age, 52 Tuesdays, Monster Pies, Tan Lines, Newcastle
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30303

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