The Portuguese Queer Screen: Gender Possibilities in João Pedro Rodrigues’s Cinematic Production

Da Silva, Antonio Marcio (2014) The Portuguese Queer Screen: Gender Possibilities in João Pedro Rodrigues’s Cinematic Production. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 6 (1). pp. 69-78. ISSN 0975-2935. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues has developed a significant cinematic production that has attained international recognition. The three feature films he made in the first decade of the 2000s (Phantom, Two Drifters, and To Die like a Man) engage with queer identities from different perspectives. This article examines the ways in which Rodrigues depicts these and argues that the films provide a spectrum of ‘performatively constituted’ identities that represent a challenge to patriarchy’s hegemonic subjectivities. It contends that such identities consequently represent abjection in a society that ignores them but also that the filmmaker gives them visibility and shows that their subjectivities do matter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Hispanic Studies
Depositing User: Antonio M. Da Silva
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2014 16:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 13:22 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/44040 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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