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BERKELEY'S NEWS • JUNE 03, 2023

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Alex Jiménez

Spring 2020 literature and LGBTQ+ media beat

Alex Jiménez is the spring 2020 literature and LGBTQ+ media beat. Previously, she was the fall 2019 Weekender editor and the spring 2019 Weekender assistant editor. Before that, she was the fall 2018 arts columnist and summer 2018 LGBTQ+ media beat. She joined the Daily Cal in fall 2017 as a Weekender staff writer and became an arts reporter in spring 2018.

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While the book is explicit both about the sexual encounters between Celie and Shug and the fact that they are in love with each other, Steven Spielberg’s 1985 cinematic adaptation reduces their relationship to one kiss.
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While the book is explicit both about the sexual encounters between Celie and Shug and the fact that they are in love with each other, Steven Spielberg’s 1985 cinematic adaptation reduces their relationship to one kiss.
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But despite the film’s authenticity about the oppression that Merab faces, it does not permeate the narrative.
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But despite the film’s authenticity about the oppression that Merab faces, it does not permeate the narrative.
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In this story about a self-identified queer kid whose “identity seems to change by the minute,” being queer itself isn’t an issue.
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In this story about a self-identified queer kid whose “identity seems to change by the minute,” being queer itself isn’t an issue.
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Cooper knows exactly when to “decorate” his performance and when to let his onstage presence be enough to convey that which he seeks to convey.
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Cooper knows exactly when to “decorate” his performance and when to let his onstage presence be enough to convey that which he seeks to convey.
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Her singing rarely erred on the side of nonsensical — as punk-adjacent acts are wont to do — and even when they did, it was clear that the roughness was all part of the intended aesthetic.
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Her singing rarely erred on the side of nonsensical — as punk-adjacent acts are wont to do — and even when they did, it was clear that the roughness was all part of the intended aesthetic.
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The emotional logic in “The Thing About Harry” is just wildly incoherent, even by romantic comedy standards.
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The emotional logic in “The Thing About Harry” is just wildly incoherent, even by romantic comedy standards.
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This is what happens when queer women are allowed to tell their own stories: It’s breathtaking, utterly so, and makes for a much more emotionally satisfying experience than when a straight man tries his hand at depicting queer women. 
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This is what happens when queer women are allowed to tell their own stories: It’s breathtaking, utterly so, and makes for a much more emotionally satisfying experience than when a straight man tries his hand at depicting queer women. 
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If the history of queer female representation in film and television has taught us anything, it’s that representation tends to come at the expense of misrepresentation.
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If the history of queer female representation in film and television has taught us anything, it’s that representation tends to come at the expense of misrepresentation.
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At times Lavery slips into what he calls “cultural interludes,” riffing off well-known aspects of culture such as religion, Greek mythology and the Romantic poets.
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At times Lavery slips into what he calls “cultural interludes,” riffing off well-known aspects of culture such as religion, Greek mythology and the Romantic poets.
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To make up for their snubs, we’re once again doing our part to recognize the best LGBTQ+ films released last year.
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To make up for their snubs, we’re once again doing our part to recognize the best LGBTQ+ films released last year.
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