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Dragging to Work: Cross-Dressing in Film | Ryan Ranch

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Course Description:

In film, men have been dressing as women, and women have been dressing as men since the silent era comedies. In many cases, these people have had to cross-dress to make a living. Although drag films often make us laugh, they also bring forth serious questions about gender, sexuality, and bodily integrity. We'll discuss the history of drag throughout cinema as well as the types of humor, settings, situations, and story arcs that recur. The films we'll show and discuss include "Some Like it Hot," "La Cage aux Folles," "The Adventures of Priscilla," "Queen of the Desert," and "Albert Nobbs."

 

Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


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Day/Time

Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 *1:00 - 4:00 p.m.* (4 sessions)

Location

CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey

Facilitator:

William Brigham, MSW, MA, is a cinema scholar, and the author of a number of essays on various sociological themes in cinema. Renée Curry, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita, CSU Monterey Bay and a scholar of literature and film studies.