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Stacy Zellmann <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 9 May 2002 11:51:40 -0500
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Please post this to Screen-L.  Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv.  Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Zellmann
Direct Marketing Coordinator
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

The first in-depth study of how lesbian bars are depicted in popular

THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROOM: Looking at the Lesbian Bar
Kelly Hankin
University of Minnesota Press | 248 pages | 20 halftones | 2002
ISBN 0-8166-3928-0 | hardcover | $52.95
ISBN 0-8166-3929-9 | paperback | $18.95

The lesbian bar has long been seen as a mysterious place, steeped in
mythologies of clandestine meetings and sexuality that is alluring because
it is wayward and sinful. Kelly Hankin focuses on the lesbian bar, looking
at how it is portrayed in such films as Foxy Brown, The Killing of Sister
George, Basic Instinct, Bound, and Chasing Amy; in television series like
The Simpsons, Xena: Warrior Princess, Roseanne, Ellen, and Sex and the City;
and in independent, lesbian-produced documentaries.

For more information, visit the book's webpage:

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