Camp and queer elements of Hollywood biblical films

Richard Lindsay, whose Ph.D. dissertation was about “The Camp and the Kerygma: Queer Readings of Hollywood Biblical Epics” wrote an essay “to an event surrounding an exhibit of Father Michael Morris’ biblical film poster collection. The exhibit, called Epic! 100 Years of Film and the Bible, was showing at the Jewish Museum of Australia in Melbourne.” The full essay, titled The Camp and Queer Bible Goes Down Under, is available at PopTheology.com, of which Lindsay is an editor.

A conclusion: “the subversive secret of the queer and camp elements of biblical epics is that they are what make a film seem biblical.”

Read the whole essay at: http://www.poptheology.com/2013/02/camp-and-queer-bible/

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