Acknowledgements Introduction: The Musical and Masculinity Take a Turn for the Ambivalent Nothing is Comin' Up Roses: The Desertion of Narrative Utopia On a Clear Day you Can See the Cracks in the Scenery: Visual Reflexivity and Realism Trump Nostalgic Idealism Wanna Sing and Dance? These New Guys are Ambivalent About It The New Guard's Musical Masculinity Epilogue: I Could Go On Singing Notes Appendix Bibliography Index
KELLY KESSLER is 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.
'Through her focus on a specific subset of musicals - integrated musicals from 1966-1983 - and shifting representations of masculinity within these films, Kessler provides readers with an engaging and accessible snapshot of the ways in which cultural conditions and anxieties find expression onscreen, often altering the very medium with which they engage.' -Scope