List of videos and clips watched in class

Week 1: Introduction/Defining “Queer”

Tales of Mere Existence: How To Carry Your Books At School (via The Sociological Cinema)

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season 4 Trailer

Week 2: Understanding Queer Theory

Gendernauts (available on Netflix for instant viewing)

Week 3: Representation: Queer Visibility

The Celluloid Closet (most of it is available on Youtube)

Week 4: Representation: Queer Visibility

Off the Straight and Narrow

The Jerry Springer Show, “Best Transsexuals!”

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Scrubs, “Guy Love”

Week 5: Representation: Narratives of Queer Identity

MTV’s True Life: I’m Changing My Sex

Week 6: Representation/Consumption: Targeting Queer Audiences

Further Off the Straight and Narrow

Gay ads

Katy Perry, “I Kissed A Girl”

Week 7: Consumption: Queering the Straight Text

Harry Potter and the Brokeback Mountain

Queer Housewives of New York City


Seinfeld, “The Outing”

Week 8: Consumption/Community: Queer Fandom

“The L World”


 Week 9: Community: Queer Space

“YMCA”, The Village People 

Queer as Folk

The Stonewall Uprising

Week 10: Community: Queer Publics

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore interview

Week 11: Community/Identity: Queer Subcultures

Paris Is Burning

Leave It On the Floor

RuPaul’s Drag Race (?)

The Aggressives

Week 12: Identity: Performing Queerness

Kids in the Hall, “Is He?”

Will and Grace, “Yours, Mine, and Ours” (?)

Saturday Night Live, “It’s Pat”

Boy Meets Boy


Work It

Week 13: Identity: Practicing Queerness

Week 14: Identity: Making Trouble?

Week 15: Wrap-up


Rocky Horror Picture Show (05:00-52:00)

Tongues Untied (?)

On the Downlow (?)

Framing Lesbian Fashion

A Drag King Extravaganza

John Waters, “Coming Out Is So Square”

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