Gregg Araki

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This essay provides an overview of the career of US film director Gregg Araki, highlighting auteurist connections between individual titles (stylised mise-en-scene, shoegaze music, representations of teenagers). Particular attention is paid to road movieThe Living End (1992), a key title in the New Queer Cinema movement, and child abuse dramaMysterious Skin (2004), a well-received adaptation of Scott Heim's novel.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFifty Contemporary Film Directors
EditorsYvonne Tasker
Place of PublicationLondon and New York
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-55433-6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Gregg Araki, New Queer Cinema, US independent film, teen cinema


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