Always a Partner in Crime: Black Masculinity in the Hollywood Detective Film

  title={Always a Partner in Crime: Black Masculinity in the Hollywood Detective Film},
  author={Philippa Gates},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={20 - 29}
  • P. Gates
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Art
  • Journal of Popular Film and Television
The author explores the representation of black masculinity in the detective film, and how Hollywood employs various strategies to contain black masculinity and sexuality. Also explored is the shift of the black detective as a buddy to a white hero in the 1980s to his having a buddy of his own—a white woman—in contemporary films. 

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