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Mar242013

Introducing... The Desiring Image

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to shill for someone else's. I am thrilled to point you in the direction of "The Desiring Image," a new book on contemporary queer cinema which is available to pre-order now. The author is my great friend / podcast mate Nick Davis and he's been working on this book for nearly as long as I've known him. In addition to covergirl Maxwell Demon (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) from Todd Haynes' hallucinatory eye candy abundance (better known as Velvet Goldmine), Nick discusses Beau Travail, The Watermelon Woman, Shortbus, and Brother to Brother. I'm dying to imbibe the queer readings of David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch. I haven't yet read the book but Nick writes beautifully and his sense of humor is rare in academic writing. I am ordering my copy right now.

[Moments Later...] Done! 

 

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Reader Comments (11)

Well you're the grand one, have you noticed? When you walk in all the fairy boys are very nervous.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSad man

I was under the false impression he was publishing his best actress guide book?

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

I was under the impression he was publishing his best actress guide book.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Congratulations, Nick!

You guys could do a podcast to talk about the book :) Just saying.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

It sounds sooo interesting: Deleuze and Shortbus combined, wow!!

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorenzo

I like queer, Deleuze, and cinema; clearly I'd love this book.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTim

Congrats, Nick Davis. Can't wait to read it!

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

I just preordered it, and I second Tim's comment: "I like queer, Deleuze, and cinema; clearly I'd love this book." Actually, that should be a blurb on the back of the book alongside all of the fancy big-name theorist quotes Oxford UP has on the back already.

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Fantastic. Good on you, Nick. :)

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeau:

Thanks so much, everyone! The official blurb doesn't invoke this, but there's also a full chapter on Beau travail. And along the way, especially in the introduction and in Chapter 4, you'll hear some thoughts on Gus Van Sant, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, High Art, Boys Don't Cry, Matthew Barney, Paris Is Burning, Julián Hernández, João Pedro Rodrigues, Pedro Almodóvar, and a whole lot of film theory!

The paperback drops on July 1. Don't worry, I'll happily remind you again. I really appreciate everyone's good wishes and Nathaniel's free PR. :)

March 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick Davis

I can't wait. Is there anywhere that isn't Amazon where I can order it now?

March 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTroy

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