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"Draped Crusaders": Disrobing Gender in "The Mark of Zorro"

Catherine Williamson
Cinema Journal
Vol. 36, No. 2 (Winter, 1997), pp. 3-16
DOI: 10.2307/1225772
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225772
Page Count: 14
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"Draped Crusaders": Disrobing Gender in "The Mark of Zorro"
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Abstract

"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.

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