Publications

Books

Sexual Provocation in 21st Century Screen Media (under contract, Indiana UP)

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (Indiana UP, 2013)

Journal Articles & Book Chapters

Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan, 2014)

Appropriate Behavior (Desiree Akhavan, 2014)

“The Politics of Fluidity: Representing Bisexualities in 21st Century Screen Media.” In The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex, and Sexuality, ed. Feona Attwood, R. Danielle Egan, Brian McNair, and Clarissa Smith (Routledge, 2017), 70-80.

“Doing Time: Queer Temporalities and Orange Is the New Black.” In The Age of Netflix: Critical Essays on Streaming Media, Digital Delivery, and Instant Access, ed. Myc Wiatrowski and Cory Barker (McFarland, 2017), 75-97.

“Sexual In-betweener/Industry In-betweener: The Career and Films of Lisa Cholodenko.” In Indie Reframed: Women’s Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema, ed. Linda Badley, Claire Perkins, and Michele Schreiber (Edinburgh UP, 2016), 221-238.

Transparent Family Values: Unmasking Sitcom Myths of Gender, Sex(uality), and Money.” In The Sitcom Reader, 2nd edition, ed. Mary M. Dalton and Laura R. Linder (SUNY Press, 2016), 305-318. Supplementary Interview.

Fat Girl/Á ma soeur (Catherine Breillat, 2001)

Fat Girl/Á ma soeur (Catherine Breillat, 2001)

“‘Art Porn’ Provocauteurs: Queer Feminist Performances of Embodiment in the Work of Catherine Breillat and Lena Dunham,” Performance and the Body, special issue, Velvet Light Trap 77 (Spring 2016): 28-49.                                                                                               Reprinted in Reading Lena Dunham’s Girls: Feminism, Post-Feminism, Authenticity, and Gendered Performance in Contemporary Television, ed. Meredith Nash and Imelda Whelehan (Palgrave, 2017), 165-180.

“A Tale of Two Suzannes: À nos amours (For Our Loves, 1983) and Suzanne (2013),” Senses of Cinema 77, December 2015.

“‘Selling Film’ in the summer of 2015: Midnight Sun, Il Cinema Ritrovato, and Karlovy Vary,” NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies, Autumn 2015.

“Growing Old Together: Linklater’s Before Trilogy in the Twilight Years of Art House Distribution,” Film Quarterly 68.3 (Spring 2015): 53-59.

“Before and After AfterEllen.com: On-line Queer Cinephile Communities as Critical Counterpublics.” In Film Criticism in the Digital Age: Media, Purposes, and the Status of the Critic, ed. Mattias Frey and Cecilia Sayad (Rutgers UP, 2015), 117-136. Best Essay in an Edited Collection Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2016.

“A Room of Its Own: Screening Space and Spectatorial Experience in Yang Fudong’s Fifth Night and Omer Fast’s Continuity,” Art + Film special issue, CineAction 91 (Fall 2013): 14-18.

“Television’s Mid-life Crisis: Minimalism and Middle-Aged Masculinity in In Treatment and Louie,” Reevaluating Television, spec. issue of Cinephile 9.1 (Spring 2013): 21-25.

Louie (Louis C.K., 2010-)

Louie (Louis C.K., 2010-)

More Than Buddies: Wedding Crashers and the Bromance as Comedy of (Re)Marriage Equality.”  In Millennial Masculinity: Men in Contemporary American Cinema, ed. Timothy Shary (Wayne State UP, 2013), 181-199. “Highly Recommended” by Choice

“A Cinema of Recession: Micro-budgeting, Micro-drama, and the “Mumblecore” Movement,” Slow Film special issue, CineAction 85 (2011): 2-11. View my “Mumblecore Montage”

“Unthinking Heterocentrism: Bisexual Representability in Art Cinema.” In Global Art Cinema: New Theories and Histories, ed. Rosalind A. Galt and Karl Schoonover (Oxford UP, 2010), 75-91.

“Controversy and Compromise in the Code’s Waning Years: Hollywood Takes a Walk on the Wild Side,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 26.5 (Fall 2009): 372-384.

“(Re)Constructing Bisexual Space in Contemporary Film/Culture,” Queer Space special issue, English Language Notes 45.2 (Fall/Winter 2007): 141-147.

Mullholland Drive

Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

“The ‘Other’ Dreamgirl: Female Bisexuality as the ‘Dark Secret’ of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive,” Looking Both Ways: Bisexuality and the Media special issue, Journal of Bisexuality 7.2 (2007): 15-49.

“What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One,” Film History 13.2 (2001): 216-225.

“Two Women: The Dialectical Sexual Persona of Catherine Deneuve,” Senses of Cinema 23 (2002). Quoted in program notes for Deneuve retrospective at LACMA, March 2009.

“Boardwalk Xanadu: Time and Place in The King of Marvin Gardens and Atlantic City,” Senses of Cinema 13 (2001).

Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974)

REVIEWS & AUDIOVISUAL ESSAYS

“The Revolutionary Thighs of Hannah Horvath,” Los Angeles Review of Books, February 21, 2017.

“A Real Young Girl: Catherine Breillat’s Adolescent Wonderland,” Senses of Cinema 80 (2016).

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One,” National Film Registry, Library of Congress (2016).

“Female Trouble: Representing Transwomen in The Danish Girl and The New Girlfriend,” Journal of Bisexuality, 16.3 (2016): 403-407.

“Learning In/humanity through Film in Dogtooth and The Wolfpack.” Movies about Movies theme week, In Media Res, April 20-24, 2015. Selected by IMR editors as a Favorite Post of 2015.

“The Penis as Feminist Tool in Girls and Top of the Lake.” Just Add Nudity! theme week, In Media Res, October 6-10, 2014.

“Doing Time: Queer Temporalities and Orange Is the New Black, Orange Is the New Black theme week [curator], In Media Res, March 10-14, 2014.

“Performing American Masculinities: The 21st-­Century Man in Popular Culture by Elwood Watson and Marc Edward Shaw, ed.,” Cinema Journal 53.1 (Fall 2013): 184-188.

Girls (HBO, 2012-)

Girls (HBO, 2012-)

“Owning Her Abjection: Lena Dunham’s Queer Feminist Sexual Politics,”
HBO’s Girls and the White Box theme week, In Media Res, Jan. 7, 2013.

Enlightened or Not?: How HBO Learned to Trust Its Viewers But Not Its Shows,” Save Our Shows theme week [co-curator], In Media Res, May 14-18, 2012.

Orgasm, Inc.,” Cineaste 36.1 (2011): 80.

Ultimate Surrender: Lesbian Porn Not Just for Straight Sport,” Sex and the Internet theme week, In Media Res, February 15, 2011.

Seeds of Summer,” War Films/Female Directors special issue of CineAction 81 (2010): 62-64.

Word Is Out,” Cineaste 35.3 (2010).

The Windmill Movie,” Cineaste 35.1 (2010): 88.

Malady of Death,” Calculated Risks exhibit catalog, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Fall 2010.

Outrage,” Cineaste 34.4 (2009): 80.

For the Bible Tells Me So,” Cineaste 33.2 (2008): 88.

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves, 1967)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (William Greaves, 1967)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One & Take 2 ½,” Cineaste 31.2 (2006): 48-49.

Producing Adults,” Girlfriends 11.7 (2005): 55.

Open My Heart,” Girlfriends 11.6 (2005): 57.

Lost in Translation,” Cineaste 29.1 (2004): 26-28.

Screen Chemistry: The Power of 2 by Martha Nochimson,” Cineaste 28.4 (2003): 68-69.

Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-79 by David Cook,” Cineaste 28.2 (2003): 53-54.

“The 49th Sydney Film Festival,” Scope (2003).

“Atom Egoyan by Carole Desbarats et al.,” Senses of Cinema 20 (2002).

Projecting Paranoia: Conspiratorial Visions in American Film by Ray Pratt,” Cineaste 27.2 (2002): 51-52.

“4th Bangkok Film Festival,” Senses of Cinema 18 (2002):

American Films of the 70s: Conflicting Visions by Peter Lev,” Senses of Cinema 17 (2001).

Klute (Alan J. Pakula, 1971)

Hidden Wars of Desert Storm,” Cineaste 27.4 (2001): 96.

Apocalypse Now Redux,” Senses of Cinema 16 (2001).

Long Night’s Journey into Day,” Cineaste 26.3 (2001): 72.

Barbie Nation,” Cineaste 26.2 (2001): 64.

“25th Atlanta Film & Video Festival,” Senses of Cinema 15 (2001).

Amores Perros,” Senses of Cinema 13 (2001).

“20th Sundance Film Festival,” Senses of Cinema 12 (2001).