Entertaining Lesbians: Celebrity, Sexuality, and by Martha Gever

By Martha Gever

ahead of the increase of celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and k.d. lang, lesbians have been not often within the limelight and the few that have been usually didn't fare good. occasions have replaced and modern day recognized lesbians are well known icons. Entertaining Lesbians charts the increase of lesbians within the public eye, providing that superstar hasn't ever been an easy topic of establishing closet doorways, portraying "positive images," or turning into "role models." Gever lines the historical past of lesbians in pop culture in the course of the 20th century, from Radclyffe corridor and Greta Garbo to Martina Navratilova and Rosie O'Donnell, to discover the paradoxes inherent in lesbian celebrity.

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