When Straight America Starts ‘Queering’: Brokeback Mountain and Its YouTube Parodies

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When Straight America Starts ‘Queering’: Brokeback Mountain and Its YouTube Parodies

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Queers in American Popular Culture / Jim Elledge, editor

Inclusive Pages

Vol. 1, 139-165

Creation Date

2009

Publisher

Praeger Publishers

City

Westport, CT

Document Type

Book Chapter

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Queer culture isn't a small, isolated subset of society, nor is it a new movement. The acknowledged father of bodybuilding, Eugen Sandow, was gay and lived in the late 1800s. Burlesque troupes in the early 1900s often featured female impersonators performing risqué dances—unbeknownst to their audiences. And the debate over gay marriage actually originated in the 1950s.

When Straight America Starts ‘Queering’: Brokeback Mountain and Its YouTube Parodies

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