Abstract

Cross-dressed frontier women allowed moving pictures to capitalize on cherished American frontier mythologies while offering new, uniquely cinematic attractions. These figures provided the spectacle of a triumphant white body navigating the American landscape, while fixing both the neurasthenic middle-class family and the sexual dilemma of the gender-imbalanced frontier.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 74-98
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-18
Open Access
No
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