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Crushed Black: On Archival Opacity

Tavia Nyong'o

in Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479856275
eISBN:
9781479806386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479856275.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter engages queer and black feminist debates over recovery, reparation, and the archive to offer a new account of the controversial film Portrait of Jason and its afterlives. Taking the ... More


Payne and Pulp

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the late 1960s, provocative and problematic images impacted black gay identities. An independent film, Portrait of Jason (1967) featured a one-man performance by black gay hustler, garnering ... More


He’s Not There: Me and My Brother, One Hour

George Kouvaros

in Awakening the Eye: Robert Frank's American Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695560
eISBN:
9781452953540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 2 locates Frank’s first feature-length film Me and My Brother in two interconnected contexts: one, that of the new forms of non-fiction filmmaking that emerged in the wake of Direct Cinema ... More


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