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Queer Reads: TCM gets gay with ‘Hollywood Pride’ by Alonso Duralde

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For generations, members of the LGBTQ+ community in Hollywood had to be discreet about their lives, but they were everywhere both in front of and behind the camera.

With Hollywood Pride, released in May, renowned film critic and former Dallas Voice contributor, Alonso Duralde presents a history spanning from the dawn of cinema through the “pansy craze” of the 1930s and the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s to today.

Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film is out now in hardover ($40) and published by Running Press and Turner Classic Movies.

The title is also available as an e-book. Duralde showcases the actors, writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, art directors, and choreographers whose achievements defined the American film industry and charts the evolution of LGBTQ+ storytelling  and the way mainstream Hollywood portrayed (or erased) queer life and lives and the narratives created by queer filmmakers who fought to tell those stories themselves.

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