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Film: Gay Movie Marathon on TBS

Published June 07, 2007 Posted by
From "Movie Marathon" by Alonso Duralde, The Advocate, June 4, 2007:

"Well, it's June again, and for many cable networks that means it's time to mark Pride Month with a halfhearted rerun of every notable post-1990 queer film they can get their hands on. But leave it to Turner Classic Movies to dig deeply into its vaults for 'Screened Out: Gay Images in Film,' a 44-film series running Mondays and Wednesdays all month long. Based on Richard Barrios's book Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall, the series offers a varied look at gay characters in American film: from swishy supporting roles (mostly banished from the screen after the Hays Code went into effect) to butch prison matrons to seductive, unscrupulous, exotic inverts of any gender."

For more on this, see the rest of Alonso Duralde's article on The Advocate.
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