4. The Performance of (Dis)orientation; a queer reading of Pietro Marcello’s La bocca del lupo (2009)

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The Performance of (Dis)orientation; a queer reading of Pietro Marcello’s La bocca del lupo (2009)

by Oliver Brett

In this article, Oliver Brett focuses on the role of the “object” in Pietro Marcello’s docufiction film La bocca del lupo (2009). In a context where “difference” can be perceived as problematic particularly if shaped through a politics of “identity”— his analysis draws on a phenomenological framework in seeking to elucidate the “queer” features of this award winning film. Working on the construction and de-construction of dominant discursive narratives through a performance of queer (dis)orientation, he argues that this film offers a noteworthy critique of gender and sexuality, and representation, in contemporary Italy.

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