Steinbock, Eliza. Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019. 248 pp. Cloth, $102.95; Paperback, $26.95.
Saturn Sigourney Rage is a PhD student in the Department of Film & Media Studies at the University of Kansas. They have previously focused on representations of masculine queerness in US television and film. Their research now focuses on questions of trans* representation and embodiment in film and visual media. More specifically, their research targets trans* pornography and other media focused on trans* sexual pleasure by trans* artists, and here they explore how these representations both serve as visibility for trans* populations, as well as how they challenge and interact with the sex/gender binary.