Fault Lines: Queer Skinheads and Gay Male Subjectivity in the Film Praxis of Bruce LaBruce

Da Silva, Jose (2004) Fault Lines: Queer Skinheads and Gay Male Subjectivity in the Film Praxis of Bruce LaBruce. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Fault Lines positions a theory of gay male subjectivity as it relates to the Queer skinhead and its dissemination in gay male pornography. In narrating the transformation of the original skinhead as a subcultural youth type to its present re-signification as a fetish and sexual identity within gay male subculture, Fault Lines reveals a tripartite problem of fetishism, sadomasochism and fascism. Through an analysis of Bruce LaBruce's film Skin Gang / Skin Flick (1999) these problems are contextualised within a discourse of gay male pornography, broadening the investigation to consider how problems of masculinity, violence and race manifest within a distinctly gay male sexual imaginary. Examining the representational function of the Queer skinhead, Fault Lines seeks to speculate on how notions of a gay male subject and subjectivity can be established at the intersection of an aesthetic, political and social experience.

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ID Code: 15836
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Webb, Mark & McNamara, Andrew
Keywords: AESTHETICIZATION, APPROPRIATION, EROTICISM, FASCISM, FETISHISM, GAY, HEALY, LABRUCE, MASCULINITY, PERFORMATIVITY, PHALLUS, PORNOGRAPHY, PSYCHOANALYSIS, QUEER, SADOMASOCHISM, SEMIOTICS, SKINHEAD, SUBCULTURE, SUBJECTIVITY, VIOLENCE
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Department: Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Jose Da Silva
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:50
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:39

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