Gaytomas Gentleman und Terrorist

Author: Citizen B.
Publisher: Himmelstürmer Verlag
ISBN: 9783942441094
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fiction

Geheimagent Rick Bosley und seine Freundin Helena machen Urlaub in Paris, als die Seinemetropole durch mehrere Explosionen erschüttert wird. Helena wird lebensgefährlich verletzt und stirbt in Ricks Armen. Rick schwört, ihren Tod zu rächen. Wenig später erfährt er, wer hinter dem Anschlag steckt: Gaytomas, der schwule Schwerverbrecher und Gentleman-Terrorist, der die Verwirrung ausgenutzt hat, um die Mona Lisa aus dem Louvre zu stehlen. Rick erhält von Interpol den Auftrag, den maskierten Ganoven zur Strecke zu bringen. Um sich verdeckt in die Organisation des charismatischen Schurken einzuschleichen, nimmt Rick eine spezielle Droge, die ihn für ein paar Tage homosexuell werden lässt, und infiltriert die schwule Unterwelt. Gaytomas und Rick werden ein Paar und der attraktive Gangster zeigt ihm seine faszinierende Welt und stellt ihm die homosexuellen Banditen, Piraten und Freiheitskämpfer vor, die an seiner Seite kämpfen. Doch dann wird Rick enttarnt und es gelingt ihm gerade noch zu entkommen. Mit den Informationen, die er in Erfahrung gebracht hat, heftet sich Interpol an die Fersen des Schufts, der die Welt mit spektakulären Verbrechen in Atem hält. Was niemand ahnt: Gaytomas' Taten folgen einem raffinierten Plan. Gaytomas will nicht weniger als die Weltherrschaft - und er weiß, wie er sie erringen kann! Kann Rick Gaytomas stoppen oder ist er dem charmanten Schurken insgeheim mit Haut und Haaren verfallen?

Lass sie reden

Author: Robin Jander
Publisher: Himmelstürmer Verlag
ISBN: 9783942441193
Release Date: 2010-04-22
Genre: Fiction

Maik ist ein ganz normaler 15jähriger, der gut in der Schule, aber unbeliebt beiseinen Mitschülern ist. Auf die anstehende Klassenfahrt ans Meer hat er überhaupt keine Lust. Erst als er dort Falk, einen Jungen in seinem Alter, kennenlernt, ändert sich seine Sicht. Aber ist es wirklich nur Freundschaft, was er für ihn empfindet? Die Nähe zu dem anderen Jungen verwirrt Maik. Schon bald muss er sich entscheiden: Bestimmen die Bedenken sein Leben oder lässt er sich auf etwas ihm gänzlich Unbekanntes ein.Einfühlsamer coming-out Roman.

Showdown with the Shepherd

Author: Marianne Hering
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1604828714
Release Date: 2012-02-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mr. Whittaker uses the Imagination Station to transport cousins Patrick and Beth to the Holy Land in 1000 B.C., where Hugh is trying to change history by helping the Philistines defeat the Israelites.

The Bent Lens

Author: Lisa Daniel
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: UCSC:32106016026319
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts

Offers an alphabetical listing of more than 2,600 feature films, documentaries, and short films from over fifty countries, covering gay and lesbian filmmaking from 1914 to the present.

On the History of Film Style

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674634292
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

David Bordwell shows how film scholars have attempted to explain stylistic continuity and change in film, and in the process celebrates a century of cinema. Examining the contributions of both noted and neglected directors, he considers the earliest filmmaking, the accomplishments of the silent era, the development of Hollywood, and the strides taken by European and Asian cinema in recent years.

The Wives of Bath

Author: Susan Swan
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307363589
Release Date: 2012-06-05
Genre: Fiction

Swan’s international bestselling novel The Wives of Bath, is both a shocking Gothic tale about a murder in a girls’ boarding school and an adolescent confession. Mouse and Paulie, reluctant fourteen-year-old boarders at Bath Ladies College, are confronted by the slippery quest for one small, vital thing: the thing that definitively makes boys different from girls. The novel was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious, shown in 34 countries. Since the film’s debut, young women all over the world have role-played the parts of Mouse, Tory and Paulie on the Lost and Delirious website.

The X Rated Gay Video Guide

Author: Sabin
Publisher: Companion Press (Laguna Hills, CA)
ISBN: 1889138037
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Performing Arts

This guidebook brings more than 1.500 X-rated gay video reviews of the best and the worst of gay porn. This 448-page guide offers a collection of reviews that have appeared in the popular Gay Video Guide magazine. Edited by Sabin, this collection contains reviews by some of the industry's top writers including Mickey Skee, Roger Harding, Christopher Lawrence, Dan Lyons, Jack Monroe, Jordan Sable, Jonathan Taylor and The X-man. Also includes a Pornstar Videography Section, an Awards Index and a Mail-Order Video Renters' & Buyers' Guide.

John Woo s A Better Tomorrow

Author: Karen Fang
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9789622096523
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Social Science

A Better Tomorrow has always been hailed as a milestone in Hong Kong cinema. This book describes the different responses to the movie in Hong Kong and later in its reception worldwide, which paved the way for the promotion of John Woo and Chow Yun-fat to their current prominence in Hollywood. Fang examines the different notions of the genre of action cinema in Asian and Western film industries. She tracks the connections between ying shung pian, or "hero" movie, the term by which Woo's film became famous in Hong Kong, and the spectacle of violence emphasized in the term "heroic bloodshed," the category in which the film was known in the West. Finally, she concludes with a discussion of the status of the film and its huge success in the current globalized industry.

Queer Asian Cinema

Author: Andrew Grossman
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1560231394
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts

Explore queer themes in films from Hong Kong gangster flicks to Bollywood melodramas! Although Asian films have reached a new height in popularity worldwide, Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade is the first full-length book in English solely devoted to examining the aesthetics and politics of homosexuality in Asian films. This unique book presents multiple points of view on the portrayal of gay, lesbian, and transgendered people in film throughout Asia. From the subversive sadomasochism of Japan's ”pink films” to the hard-boiled world of Hong Kong's gangster movies, Queer Asian Cinema analyzes and discusses attitudes toward homosexuality in the full spectrum of Asian film. In addition to studies of the representation of identified gay men, lesbians, and transgendered individuals, it reveals the hidden homoerotic subtext of otherwise conventional films. Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade examines diverse aspects of Asian films, including: the political and psychological links between feudal and sadomasochist hierarchies the inevitable punishment of homoerotic bonds in gangster films the integration of the homosexual couple into the Confucian family structure in Korean films the complexities of cross-gender casting the differences between transvestism and cross-dressing the definition of male genitalia as obscene Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade brings together experts in both film-making and movie criticism, providing a balanced viewpoint to unite the worlds of academic and popular perceptions on this subject. It opens an exciting discussion of this important and largely neglected area of cinematic discourse.

Baseballissimo

Author: Dave Bidini
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 9781551996769
Release Date: 2011-12-21
Genre: Sports & Recreation

In the spring of 2002, Dave Bidini set off for Nettuno, Italy, with his wife, Janet, and their two small children, in search of his favourite summer game, baseball. Nettuno was his destination because this town, south of Rome, has been the baseball capital of Italy since 1944, when the game was introduced by the American GIs who liberated the region. Bidini wanted to spend time in a town where everyone is as nuts about the game as he is, and in Nettuno, they love the game so much that they hand out baseball gloves and bats to children taking their first communion. For six months Bidini followed the fortunes of the Serie B Peones, Nettunese to the core. At the same time he was also learning about his own heritage, having spent his youth vigorously ignoring his Italianness. The result of his summer in Italy is vintage Bidini: a funny, perceptive, and engrossing book that takes readers far beyond the professional sport to the game that people around the world love to play. From the Hardcover edition.

American independent cinema

Author: Jim Hillier
Publisher: British Film Institute
ISBN: 0851707580
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Performing Arts

This work examines independent cinema as an influence on European and mainstream Hollywood, combining interviews with directors, features on major genres and reviews of some key films. It adopts a broad definition of US indie film including material on Tarantino, the Coen Brothers and Gus van Sant.

Hollywood Independents

Author: Denise Mann
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452913346
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Performing Arts

'Hollywood Independents' explores the crucial period between 1948 and 1962 when independent film producers first became key components of the modern corporate entertainment industry. Mann examines their impact, the decline of the studios, the rise of television, and the rise of potent talent agencies such as MCA.

Historical Dictionary of Lesbian Literature

Author: Meredith Miller
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810849410
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

"This Historical Dictionary of Lesbian Literature serves two primary functions: to provide further information to those already familiar with the field and to explain it to those discovering it for the first time. A chronology provides a historical perspective, an introduction gives a general yet detailed overview, and the dictionary contains several hundred cross-referenced entries on important writers such as Sappho, Colette, and Mary Wollstonecraft, styles, themes, literary movement, publishers, and outstanding works of the genre. Completed by an extensive bibliography, this book examines the factors influencing the development of the lesbian identity as an interaction between readers and writers of all kinds of literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Celluloid Comrades

Author: Song Hwee Lim
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824830779
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Performing Arts

Celluloid Comrades offers a cogent analytical introduction to the representation of male homosexuality in Chinese cinemas within the last decade. It posits that representations of male homosexuality in Chinese film have been polyphonic and multifarious, posing a challenge to monolithic and essentialized constructions of both "Chineseness" and "homosexuality." Tracing the engendering conditions within the film industries of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, Song Hwee Lim argues that the emergence of Chinese cinemas in the international scene since the 1980s created a public sphere in which representations of marginal sexualities could flourish in its interstices. Examining the politics of representation in the age of multiculturalism through debates about the films, Lim calls for a rethinking of the limits and hegemony of gay liberationist discourse prevalent in current scholarship and film criticism. He provides in-depth analyses of key films and auteurs, reading them within contexts as varied as premodern, transgender practice in Chinese theater to postmodern, diasporic forms of sexualities.