On Thu, 7 Jul 1994, MECHAR,KYLE WILLIAM,MR wrote:
> In an earlier post, I said that Philadelphia was merely an excuse
> to reinscribe the dominant fictions of American culture (ie, hetero-
> sexuality, the nuclear family, etc.)
Could you perhaps point out some of the scenes where these dominant
fictions are inscribed? It strikes me that _Philadelphia_ demonstrates
acceptance--gradual though it may be--by Hank's lawyer and certainly by
his family where his position appears wholly naturalized. It's been a while
since I've seen the film, but I don't recall how or when the dominant
fictions are valorized. Some textual support for your assertion, then,
--Patrick Bjork
Bismarck State College
Dept. of English