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"Draped Crusaders": Disrobing Gender in "The Mark of Zorro"
Vol. 36, No. 2 (Winter, 1997), pp. 3-16
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225772
Page Count: 14
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"Secret identity" adventure narratives such as "The Mark of Zorro" invoke queer textuality when one character runs the spectrum of gender identities. Such queerness is always contained, however, by the text's conservative political agenda.
Cinema Journal © 1997 University of Texas Press