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Missing the lesbian and the missing lesbian: a study of the forgotten lesbian in 1970s Australian cinema

Davidson Gluyas, Sophia 2013, Missing the lesbian and the missing lesbian: a study of the forgotten lesbian in 1970s Australian cinema. In Willett, Graham and Smaal, Yorick (ed), Intimacy, violence and activism : gay and lesbian perspectives on Australian history and society, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne, Vic., pp.90-104.

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Title Missing the lesbian and the missing lesbian: a study of the forgotten lesbian in 1970s Australian cinema
Author(s) Davidson Gluyas, Sophia
Title of book Intimacy, violence and activism : gay and lesbian perspectives on Australian history and society
Editor(s) Willett, Graham
Smaal, Yorick
Publication date 2013
Series Gay and lesbian perspectives, vii
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 13
Start page 90
End page 104
Total pages 15
Publisher Monash University Publishing
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) gay and lesbian studies
homosexual history
Australian cinema
queer
lesbian
Summary This paper addresses the (largely forgotten) presence of lesbians, in 1970s Australian film. It explores the romantic friendships canvassed in 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', (Peter Weir, 1975) and 'The Getting of Wisdom', (Bruce Beresford, 1977) alongside the lesbian in other canonical 1970s works, like the election comedy, 'Don’s Party' (Beresford, 1976) the bio-pic 'Dawn!', and unique tele-features such as 'The Alternative' (Paul Eddy 1978). This paper investigates the way these texts are read and received. The 1970s was an important decade in Australia's filmic history, (affectionately dubbed Australia's film ‘Renaissance’) and this paper examine the lesbian readings that are and aren’t there; and that are and are not avowed.
ISBN 1922235091
9781922235084
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
200205 Culture, Gender, Sexuality
210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059540

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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