Title

"Zero Patience", Genre, Difference, and Ideology: Singing and Dancing Queer Nation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2001

Journal

Cinema Journal

Volume

41

Issue

1

First Page

28

Last Page

40

Abstract

John Greyson's Zero Patience (1993) describes oppressive inscriptions of homosexuality by appropriating and subverting hegemonic systems of representation, such as the documentary and the Hollywood musical and horror genres. Drawing on the work of Louis Althusser, Richard Dyer, Lee Edelman, and Jean-Pierre Oudart, this essay provides an ideological mapping of the film's queer discursivities and genre codings to consider Greyson's dismantling of the spectral gay other constructed by a white, male heteronormative and homophobic camera eye.

Notes

Dr. Christopher Gittings is currently a faculty member at The University of Western Ontario.