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22 AUGUST 2006

Undermining the heterosexual love triangle in the heterosexual narrative

"The montages undermine the function of the heterosexual love triangle in the heterosexual narrative. For example, the lesbian 'driver' in Katherine Hepburn's car makes Spencer Tracy's kiss benign and impotent – little more than a grandfatherly peck on the cheek which Hepburn indulges."

Deborah Bright (Stolen Glances – Lesbians Take Photographs p.152)

[Originally from: http://rcswww.urz.tu-dresden.de/~english1/photo/images/bright_untitled_1.htm now dead link]

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1990critical reinterpretationculture jammingDeborah BrightdykeheterosexualHollywood • Katharine Hepburn • love triangle • mash-upparodyphotomontagequeerqueernessre-purpose • Spencer Tracy • Tessa Boffin
01 JANUARY 2004

Pioneer 10: betraying assumed and privileged cultural codes

"We have sent several inscribed messages into space. The two Voyager probes each carry a long–playing record of 'The Sounds of Earth' and both Pioneer craft, the first manmade objects to leave our Solar System, bear plaques charting their route, along with a picture of naked humans waving a greeting. A similar alien salutation could be waiting on Earth for us, says Rose"
(Mark Peplow, Nature News)

Rose C. & Wright G. Nature, 431. 47 – 49(2004).

[On the 3rd of March 1972 NASA launched the Pioneer 10 interstellar probe (spacecraft) into deep space. Attached to it was a plaque designed to communicate something of what it meant to be from Earth. It attempted to present a generalised view of humanity stripped of all cultural and social difference (a normative view). Despite this noble aim the plaque couldn't help but betray its assumed (and privileged) cultural codes. Its focus on Terrestrial life was unmistakably: Human; ethnically Anglo–Saxon (logically North American); heterosexual and 1960s – 70s.]

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