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Ormrod, J., 2002.

Issues of Gender in Muscle Beach Party (1964)

Output Type:Internet publication
Publication:Scope Online Journal of Film Studies
Publisher:Institute of Film Studies, University of Nottingham, Nottingham
Volume/Issue:December 2002

Discussing masculinity in the context of surfing and bodybuilding lifestyles in America of the early 1960s. Uses Judith Butler's notion of performative identity to suggest that masculinity is not just about how the male and masculine body is represented.