Journal article

Queer Asian Australian migration: Creative film co-production and diasporic intimacy in the home song stories

A Yue

Studies in Australasian Cinema | Published : 2008


This paper examines Tony Ayres’ recent film, The Home Song Stories (2007) using the framework of queer Asian Australian migration. First, queer migration is critically considered through the minor transnationalism of its co-production. Evaluating the marketing of the film in Singapore and Australia, this article shows how Chinese ethnicity is deployed as exclusive and inclusive to enable different tactics of queer mobility and how these tactics are incorporated by different film policies to fulfil competing national aims. Second, this article considers the queer mobility of diasporic intimacy. Diasporic intimacy disrupts the regulation of queer migration and shows how the private domains of ..

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