Reimagining queer female histories through fandom
Keywords:Carol (2015 film), Erotohistoriography, Film studies, Lesbian memes, Memes, Memetic responses, Queer fandom, Queer history
Carol (2015), a film directed by Todd Haynes that is set in the 1950s, has quickly become a cult classic among queer audiences and has garnered industry prestige. By accepting the vision of queer female pasts that they have been presented with, fans of Carol use fandom to further shape this history, ensuring that at its core are ideas and practices that center queer connection, sensuality, and visibility. By using this vision of the past, fans not only create a community in the present but also, through this collective reconstruction, connect with lesbian history.
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