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Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical: Music, Masculinity and Mayhem (2010)

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Destabilizing the Hollywood Musical
A critical survey of Hollywood film musicals from the 1960s to the present. This book examines how, in the post-studio system era, cultural, industrial and stylistic circumstances transformed this once happy-go-lucky genre into one both fluid and cynical enough to embrace the likes of Rocky Horror and pave the way for Cannibal! and Moulin Rouge!​

Kelly Kessler is an assistant professor of Media and Cinema Studies in the College of Communication at DePaul University, Chicago, USA. Her work on gender, genre, and sexuality has appeared in publications such as Film Quarterly, Televising Queer Women, American Masculinities, and The New Queer Aesthetic on Television.