Andrew Grossman

Andrew Grossman is a regular contributor to Bright Lights Film Journal, the editor of the anthology Queer Asian Cinema: Shadows in the Shade (2001), and a contributor to The New Dictionary of the History of Ideas.

Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 8 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
//Features

Magnus Hirschfeld and the Struggle for Transformation, Not Tolerance | 13 Jul 2014 // 8:14 PM

Sexual rights in America remain both provisional and cynical; we know everyone should have them, but we are beholden to cowardly, outmoded, theocratic institutions that are fearful of egalitarianism.

The Little Joys (Not Pleasures) of Scopophobia: On Mystery Science Theater 3000, Vol. XXIX | 21 Apr 2014 // 8:14 PM

From our fear of the culture industry emerges a new sense of self—a negative self to be sure, created from the fear of being hypnotized by one’s inferiors, yet a self less likely to get lost in the dark.

//Columns

Let the Face Speak for Itself: Hard Features in 'The White Buffalo' | 27 May 2015 // 9:30 PM

The mortal authenticity of Charles Bronson’s face needed no surgical denials or plastic justifications, unlike the onscreen stars of today's image-obsessed culture.

Searching for Value in All the Wrong Places, Or How to Put Away Childish Things | 4 Mar 2015 // 8:30 PM

More than fetishizing his prizes, the collector fetishizes his own obsessiveness and glorious blindness to the machinations of what non-collectors call “real life”.

//Reviews

The Sitcom As Ideological Torture | 20 Feb 2014 // 1:10 AM

Family Matters is a sterling (and torturous) example of the allegedly “post-racial” America inaugurated by the bourgeois and only mildly Afrocentric triumphs of The Cosby Show.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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