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ANIMALS

 

BROOKE KROEGER & PASSING

CINEMA

FAMOUS PASSERS

See also “PASSERS,” another page of the Great Pretender site

GENDER

GENDER PASSING

IMMIGRANTS & PASSING

The Demons of Aquilonia and ‘Passing’, Lina Medaglia, 2009 http://linamedaglia.com/blogs/the-demons-of-aquilonia-and-passing/

Island of Hope, Island of Tears (Immigration through Ellis Island) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4wzVuXPznk&feature=related

IMPOSTORS

IMPOSTOR SYNDROME

 

IMPRESSIONISTS

POP CULTURE PRETENDERS & PASSERS

PSYCHOLOGY

RACE & RACIAL PASSING

In the following clip from Melvin Van PeeblesClassified X, the legendary director talks about racial passing in American cinema (see 2 minutes into the clip).

RACISM & CLASSISM

David Stovall Ph.D. talks about the intersection of racism and classism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROLBRMBT6Cg 

RELATED THESES & JOURNAL ARTICLES

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

No Homo: Masculinity, Homophobia, and Hip-Hop Culture  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wHXT2KgWY&feature=related

SONGS

Hey! For fun, check out Brad Paisley, “Online”

TRIVIA and OBSESSION

  • Facebook poser gets three year sentence
  • Pretending to be someone else is like a drug, says Penelope Cruz
  • Pretend to be someone else online
  • How to pretend to be someone you’re not
  • How to pretend you are someone else over Instant Messaging
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    YOUTUBE

    Youtube MOVIE: The Great Impostor (1961) based on the book by Robert Crichton

    Based on Robert Crichton’s 1959 book by the same name, The Great Impostor is a 1961 movie based on the life of the well-known impostor Ferdinand Waldo Demara. Starring Tony Curtis and Edmond O’Brien, it only loosely follows Demara’s real-life exploits (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Impostor)

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