Lucas Hilderbrand

Lucas Hilderbrand is an associate professor of film and media studies and visual studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of the books Inherent Vice: Bootleg Histories of Videotape and Copyright(Duke University Press, 2009) and Paris Is Burning: A Queer Film Classic(Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013). He is co-editor, with Kate Horsfield, of Feedback: The Video Data Bank Catalog of Video Art and Artist Interviews (Temple University Press, 2006) and, with Lynne Sachs, of “Experiments in Documentary,” a special issue of Millennium Film Journal (2009). He is also co-curator and co-editor, with Kayleigh Perkov and David Evans Frantz, of the exhibition and catalog Cock, Paper, Scissors in conjunction with the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives.  His essays have appeared in Camera Obscura, Film Quarterly, GLQ, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Sexualities, Women & Performance, Flow, and the anthologies Resolutions 3: Global Networks of Video and Porno Chic and the Sex Wars (forthcoming), among other venues. He is currently researching a cultural history of gay male bars and nightclubs in the U.S. from the 1960s to the 2000s. He lives in Los Angeles and can be contacted at vhsforever[at]gmail[dot]com.