Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book

AUTHOR: Justin Vicari
PUBLISHER: McFarland
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 2011
PAGES: 247 
ISBN:
9780786461608

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Publisher’s Description

In recent decades, male bisexuality has become a recurring topic in international cinema, as filmmakers and their works challenge our ideas about sexual freedom and identity. In all of these films, more than a dozen of which are covered here, bisexuality is treated both as an actual practice and a complex metaphor for a number of things, including the need to adapt to changing environments, the questioning of rigidly traditional male roles and identities, the breakdown and regeneration of the structures of families, the limitations of monogamy, and the stubborn affirmation of romantic love.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Searching for Bob Elkin
Part 1. Personal Visions
1. Fifteen Minutes of the Future: François Ozon’s A Summer Dress
2. To Bend Without Breaking: Bisexuality and Adaptation in the Films of André Téchiné
3. Tentative, Tender… and Trendy? Gregg Araki’s Teen Trilogy
4. Rock Star Bisexuality in Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmind
Part 2. Matters of Love and Death
6. Making the Man: the Bisexual Hero
7. Illegible Patriarchies: Bisexualizing the Family
8. Fazes and Mazes: Inside the Triangle
Part 3. Matters of Love and Death
9. The Schoolboy Crush and its Ambiguous Object
10. Turning It On and Off: “Bi for Pay”
11. Allegories of AIDS
12. In His Wake: The Strange Power of the Dead Bisexual
13. At the Limits of Heterosexuality: The Woman’s Viewpoint in Anatomy of Hell
Conclusion: “It’s All Good”
Chapter Notes
Works Cited
Index

Library Books Cited in this Work

Vice Versa: Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life
By Marjorie Garber

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, edited by Loraine Hutchins (1991)

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, edited by Robyn Ochs & Sarah E. Rowley

Other Relevant Books Cited

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Library Notes