Down and out: immigrant poverty and queer sexuality in Sbastien Lifshitz's Wild Side (2004)
Author: Rees-Roberts, Nick
Source: Studies in French Cinema, Volume 7, Number 2, May 2007 , pp. 143-155(13)
Abstract:Wild Side takes up the sexual dynamics of the current climate of social authoritarianism instigated by Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, whose continuing hard-line policy on immigration and sex work has airbrushed the extremism of Le Pen into a package of reforms pleasing to much middle-class France. Situating Lifshitz in the evolving genre of French Queer Cinema, I argue that Wild Side points to precarious material lives for those excluded from neo-liberal hegemony immigrants, sex workers and transgender communities.
Document Type: Editorial
Affiliations: Universit de Paris IV.
Publication date: May 17, 2007
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