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Making E.T. Perfectly Queer: The Alien Other And The Science Fiction Of Sexual Difference, Brooke Beloso Jan 2015

Making E.T. Perfectly Queer: The Alien Other And The Science Fiction Of Sexual Difference, Brooke Beloso

Brooke M. Beloso

In the wake of E.T.'s 1982 debut, film critics Marina Heung and Vivian Sobchack established that the enduring appeal of E.T. inheres in the dissolution of the nuclear heterosexual family over the latter half of the twentieth century and the film's “fairy tale” stand-in for the “mythology of family relations” that Dana Cloud terms “conservative familialism.” As Carl Plantinga puts it, E.T. offers a “virtual solution … to [a] traumatic problem.” Despite this, however, E.T. remains for many an inconsolable tragedy. Approaching E.T. from the perspective of the queer child who grows “more sideways ...


2009 Interview With Brooke Campbell- In The Aftermath Of Marriage Equality, Brooke M. Beloso Jan 2015

2009 Interview With Brooke Campbell- In The Aftermath Of Marriage Equality, Brooke M. Beloso

Brooke M. Beloso

Interview with Brooke Beloso from Ryan Condrad's 30 minute video documentary, "In the Aftermath of Marriage Equality" that explores the fall out from the gay marriage campaign in Maine in the months after the 2009 election repeal. It originally aired on the monthly newsreel MVAN (Maine Video Activists Network) produces for cable access stations throughout the state of Maine in January 2010.


Choose Your Own Sexuality: An Adventure In Queer History, Brooke M. Beloso Jan 2015

Choose Your Own Sexuality: An Adventure In Queer History, Brooke M. Beloso

Brooke M. Beloso

Reading this page, you are not where you are. I have pulled you into me, because I knew your eye would eventually bring you here. Perhaps all we will ever know of each other is what we now share. So—if two can be one—be me; and I will be you. See through the eyes of someone who has not seen the landscape sprawling beneath the highest height you've ever climbed, or touched the face that most often faces yours. I can't guess why you cry when you cry alone, or where you go when you don ...


The Affective Economy Of Marriage: Or, No Spouse Left Behind, Brooke M. Beloso Jan 2015

The Affective Economy Of Marriage: Or, No Spouse Left Behind, Brooke M. Beloso

Brooke M. Beloso

True to form, Dean Spade & Craig Willse deliver a fierce critique of the liberal politics surrounding same-sex marriage from the left of left in their recent "Marriage Will Never Set Us Free." Following suit on a spate of similar such critiques from such collectives as Against Equality, Beyond Marriage, and their own I Still Think Marriage is the Wrong Goal, Spade & Willse eloquently and incisively lament the way in which "same-sex marriage advocacy... has made being anti-homophobic synonymous with being pro-marriage," and, in the process, cast "Left political projects of racial and economic justice, decolonization, and feminist liberation" into the ...