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Gus Van Sant: Poet of Lost and Alienated Youth

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

One of America’s most iconoclastic directors, Van Sant has been the most committed chronicler of youth--working class youth, disaffected middle-class youth, regional youth, dispossessed black youth. ... More


John Waters: Queer as Trash and Camp

Emanuel Levy, Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters

in Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter emphasizes John Waters’ revision of acceptable filmic contents in terms of queerness. Waters’ cult and midnight movies play up the trashy and the campy in opposition to staid bourgeois ... More


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