Tag: 1980s

“Meat Loaf was a Butch Lesbian Icon”

At Slate, Evan Urquhart writes about Meat Loaf, Butch Lesbian Icon. “Gay and queer aesthetics are known for stepping outside of stereotypical categories for male/masculine and woman/feminine, but they often they make that step in one fairly predictable direction that we call androgyny. Androgyny is an aesthetic of […]

The True Meaning of Masculinity

When we first meet John McClane (Bruce Willis), hero of John McTiernan’s seminal 1988 hit Die Hard, he’s not feeling the holiday spirit, grudgingly giving in to small talk with his seatmate on a crowded flight to L.A. And so, the first things McTiernan makes sure we know […]