Ghost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity by David GrevenGhost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity by David Greven

Ghost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial Masculinity

byDavid Greven

Paperback | January 2, 2017

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Finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Nonfiction category presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation

Ghost Faces explores the insidious nature of homophobia even in contemporary Hollywood films that promote their own homo-tolerance and appear to destabilize hegemonic masculinity. Reframing Laura Mulvey's and Gilles Deleuze's paradigms and offering close readings grounded in psychoanalysis and queer theory, David Greven examines several key films and genre trends from the late 1990s forward. Movies considered range from the slasher film Scream to bromances and beta male comedies such as I Love You, Man to dramas such as Donnie Darko and 25th Hour to Rob Zombie's remake of the horror film Halloween. Greven also traces the disturbing connections between torture porn found in such films as Hostel and gay male Internet pornography.
David Greven is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and the author of many books, including Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin and Manhood in Hollywood from Bush to Bush.
Title:Ghost Faces: Hollywood and Post-Millennial MasculinityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:January 2, 2017Publisher:State University of New York PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1438460066

ISBN - 13:9781438460062

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: Disrecognitions

1. Ghost Faces, Genre Bodies

2. The Murderous Origins of Bromance: Genre, Queer Killers, and Scream

3. “I Love You, Brom Bones”: Beta Male Comedies, Bromances, and American Culture

4. Apparitional Men: Masculinity and the Psychoanalytic Scene

5. Trick-or-Treating Alone: Rob Zombie’s Halloween

6. Torture/Porn: Hostel, Homophobia, and Gay Male Internet Pornography


Editorial Reviews

"...important food for thought in the postmillennial age. Highly recommended." - CHOICE