Over the decades, gay cinema has reflected the queer community's journey from persecution to emancipation. This shift has been matched by the shift of gay films from the fringes to the mainstream: in 2005 this move was so pronounced that that years Oscars were referred to as 'The Gay Oscars'. In this, the definitive guide to Gay Cinema, this history is told in all its complexity.
"A detailed decade-by-decade look at the movies, actors and directors who defined each period, with plenty of gems for your 'to watch' list." "Gay Times""
Steven Paul Davies is the author of "Alex Cox: Film Anarchist," "Brat Pack: Confidential," "A-Z Cult Films and Filmmakers," " The Prisoner Handbook "and "Get Carter and Beyond: The Cinema of Mike Hodges."