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Picturing Space for Lesbian Nonsexualities: Rethinking Sex-Normative Commitments through The Kids Are All Right (2010).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23316844     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This article examines representations of lesbian nonsexuality in the film The Kids Are All Right and in responses to the film by feminist and queer scholars. In some moments, the film offers a limited endorsement of lesbian nonsexuality, placing pressure on the category lesbian to include nonsexuality and asexuality. However, in their responses to the film, many feminist and queer scholars rejected nonsexuality as an aspect of lesbian experience, placing pressure on the category lesbian to exclude nonsexual and asexual women. Asexual activism challenges scholars to question their sex-normative commitments and to keep the category lesbian open and flexible.
Kristina Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of lesbian studies     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1540-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  J Lesbian Stud     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9891002     Medline TA:  J Lesbian Stud     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-18     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies , Emory University , Atlanta , Georgia , USA.
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