JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

White gay male identity
and Warhol

Margo Miller

Margo Miller first saw Andy Warhol’s film Blow Job in a class on queer representation that Ron Gregg teaches at the University of Chicago. She first encountered the book Andy Warhol’s “Blow Job” in Chuck Kleinhans’s experimental film course at Northwestern University. She is a Ph.D. student there in the RTVF department’s Screen Cultures program. She received her M.A. in Media, Technology, and Society in this program.

Miller’s essay on masculinity and men’s relationships in 1990s sitcoms like Seinfeld appears in the recent volume The New Queer Aesthetic on Television: Essays on Recent Programming. As part of an ongoing graduate student lecture series on LGBT History & Culture at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago, she presented a critique of contemporary “gay-friendly” rhetoric and revisited the 1970s physique magazine Ciao! The World of Gay Travel. Her current project investigates imaginative alliances between queer television characters, arguing that from its earliest, everyday, comedic inceptions, television programming has merged anxieties about single life and homosexuality in sophisticated and insightful ways. She is also interested in contemporary techniques of coding television characters and narrative models of double-entendre and substitution of comedy genres.

She visits Queerkit, at <http://www.queerkit.org>
for radical community, activism, and cultural events.

For the shot that Warhol’s Blow Job won’t show, she reads “BJ’s porno-crazed ramblings” at <http://bjland.ws/bjland1a.html>
This blog includes downloadable vintage gay porn clips, pulp novels, and other queer paraphernalia up for sale on ebay.

Gerber/Hart library is online at <http://www.gerberhart.org/>

An interactive Jack Smith site can be found at <http://www.jacksmithandthe
destructionofatlantis.com/>

You can contact Miller at
m-miller2@northwestern.edu