Times Square Strip: queer memories of New York and Jack Deveau’s Hand In Hand Films

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This review essay considers how the edited volume Good Hot Stuff: The Life and Times of Gay Film Pioneer Jack Deveau (2018) engages with critical discourses on queer history, the politics of preservation, and debates on public and private spheres through ethnohistorical modes of analysis linked to memory studies. By forwarding an argument in favour of new archival uses of pornography to explore subjects and disciplines beyond the history of sexuality, the methodological strengths of Good Hot Stuff lie in embracing the unreliable qualities of memory in order to demystify the Golden Age of Porn, offering porn studies scholars new ways to think about the past.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-279
Number of pages10
JournalPorn Studies
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2021

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