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look_im_azn

Title
look_im_azn / by Nguyen Tan Hoang.
Variant title
look im azn look im asian
Format
DVD, Videodisc
Published/Produced
Vancouver, BC : Video Out, 2014.
Description
1 videodisc (5:35) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 inches.
Credits
Director, Nguyen Tan Hoang.
System details
DVD.
Summary
"The video explores gay Asian men's (GAMs) cruising strategies on American gay sex hookup websites. In environmentd deemed open and accessible, affording new sexual freedoms, GAMs often encounter such pronouncements as 'No fats, no femmes, no Asians,' that is, caveats that severely constrain their cyber-cruising opportunities. I draw on two sets of GAMs' cruising strategies in the face of such rejection: the headless torso pics as a way of "tactical masking" their GAM-ness and the use of screen names that proudly assert their Asianness ('GAM' and 'AZN') and those that exploit shameful racial slurs ('chink' and 'gook'). The video combs online sex cruising grounds for articulations of gay Asian men's desires and demands."--Director statement on container.
Notes
Title originally produced in 2011.
Subject headings
Asian American gay men--Computer network resources. Cruising (Sexual behavior)--United States. Internet and gay men.
Kinsey subjects
Homosexual life styles.
Other contributors
Nguyen, Tan Hoang, film director. Video Out Distribution.

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X17253646
Location
Kinsey Institute Library - A-V (Audio-Visual)