Cecelia Dougherty Characteristics

Cecelia Dougherty's videotapes explore the representation of lesbians in popular culture, and lesbian reception of popular culture, sexuality, and role playing. Her tapes Grapefruit and Coal Miner's Granddaughter differ from her early work in that, instead of establishing lesbian sexuality in a separate cultural territory, these tapes work from within popular culture norms, creating a lesbian dialogue with the "normal," what Dougherty calls "the life of an ordinary lesbian and her working-class family."

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Cecelia Dougherty