Kipling Meets the Cowboys

1985
25.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Another intertextual essay confronting country and western male vocals, lip-synched by an interracial porn-star quartet, and a narrative of Kipling touring North America in 1985. Hoping to recruit boy scouts, he is trailed undercover by a CIA-TV reporter. Meanwhile, a First Nations travel agent, watching Red River during his lunch break, meets Kipling – all three are arrested and the journalist is fired. Traces the decline of British imperialism and the rise of its American counterpart in relation to the contradictory impact of each on contemporary social and sexual values as well as the prevalence of cowboy fantasies in gay sexual culture.[1]

[1]Longfellow, Brenda, MacKenzie, S. and Waugh, T. The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson. Montreal: McGill-Queen's UP, 2013. Print.