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"It's Only a Piece of Meat": Gender Ambiguity, Sexuality, and Politics in The Crying Game and M. Butterfly

From: Cinema Journal
42, Number 4, Summer 2003
pp. 3-28 | 10.1353/cj.2003.0016


Presenting a primarily psychoanalytic discussion of The Crying Game and M. Butterfly, this article elaborates on existing and predominantly homosexual readings of these films and examines the connotations of the particular relation that they imply between the sexual and the political.