Author Spotlight

Karen Tongson

Karen Tongson is the author of Why Karen Carpenter Matters and Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries. She coedits the Postmillennial Pop book series at NYU Press with Henry Jenkins and cohosts the podcast Waiting to X-Hale with Wynter Mitchell-Rohrbaugh. She is chair of gender and sexuality studies and professor of English, gender, and sexuality studies and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

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“It Might Be You” Brings Tootsie’s Queer Potential to the Surface

In the context of Sydney Pollack’s gender-crossing comedy, the mellow love theme sung by Stephen Bishop suggests that the plenitude of romantic possibility has the power to break down social boundaries.

By Karen Tongson