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J Homosex. 2016;63(3):323-8. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2016.1124689.

"I Caught It at the Movies": Reflections on Medical History, Movie Theaters, and the Cinema of Contagion.

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a Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine , University of Pennsylvania , Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , USA.

Abstract

Undertaking an examination of the precarious places of the movies and movie theaters in queer lives in the 20th century, this article takes up a series of anecdotal episodes and feature-length films to consider how the space-related stakes of LGBT health have been best understood in literal cinema houses and the narrative cinema projections inside of them. The author argues for an appreciation of LGBT-themed motion pictures as oscillating between perpetuator of queer pathology and its potential solution.

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AIDS; HIV; LGBT health; bioethics; cinema studies; epidemiology; history of medicine; homosexuality; queer cinema; sexology

PMID:
26644058
DOI:
10.1080/00918369.2016.1124689
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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