Richard C. Bartone, Professor in the Department of Communication at William Paterson University of New Jersey, teaches a course in Media Representation of Lesbian, Gays, Bisexuals, and the Transgendered. He has worked as a documentary film and news archivist for CBS News and served as Senior Associate Editor of the journal Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television.
Entries by Richard C. Bartone
arts >> Araki, Gregg
The poster boy of radical and militant queer cinema, Gregg Araki disdains the ghettoizing label of "gay filmmaker."
arts >> Documentary Film
The queer community has used documentary film to resurrect historical memory and to permit the marginalized to bear witness, as well as to build an image base that reflects our diversity and counters distorted representations.
arts >> Everett, Rupert
Since 1989 when he came out in a press interview in Paris, Rupert Everett has defined and re-defined himself for the mass media as a gay male actor, being notably open about his homosexuality.
arts >> Film Actors: Gay Male
Although few gay actors have been permitted the luxury of openness, many of them have challenged and helped reconfigure notions of masculinity and, to a lesser extent, of homosexuality.
arts >> Haynes, Todd
Since his 1991 film Poison won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, innovative filmmaker Todd Haynes has emerged as the leading figure of the New Queer Cinema.
arts >> Laughton, Charles
Anglo-American stage and screen actor and director Charles Laughton scored many triumphs in a distinguished career, but nevertheless suffered for much of his life from self-loathing and internalized homophobia.
arts >> Ottinger, Ulrike
Avant-garde German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger creates both fictional fantasy worlds that shatter traditional gender constructions and documentaries that examine marginalized peoples.
arts >> Praunheim, Rosa von
One of Germany's leading gay activists and chroniclers of queer life, filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim makes films intended to foster self-examination by gay people and to advance gay rights.