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Minkowitz, Donna
July 1995
Advocate;7/25/95, Issue 686, p80
Comments on how the film `Cruising' directed by William Friedkin portrayed homosexuals. Popular view of the film as an indictment of the 70s gay male scene; Cruising as a statement of ambivalence about power.


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