Critical Writing Index

Lesbians and Gays Make the Movies

by Richard Lippe

cineACTION, Fall 1992, no. 30, pp. 78-82

Review of queer programming in the Festival of Festivals (1992). A response to four films: Kalin's Swoon; Hammer's Nitrate Kisses; Pohjola's Daddy and the Muscle Academy; Christopher's The Dead Boy's Club. "This year, there was a particularly rich and varied collection of films dealing with lesbians and gays and their concerns. These films, at present fashionably referred to as queer films, range widely in mode from narrative realist filmmaking to the documentary, the experimental and the avant-garde; similarly, the subject matter and origins of these works is highly diverse."

ITEM 1992.055 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Fairy Who Didn't Want to be a Fairy AnymoreLaurie Lynd

SwoonTom Kalin

OkogeTakehiro Nakajima

For a Lost SoldierRoeland Kerbosch

Chain Letters (1985)Mark Rappaport

Rock Hudson's Home MoviesMark Rappaport

Nitrate KissesBarbara Hammer

Lost in Sodom (1933)James Sibley Watson & Melville Webber

Daddy and the Muscle Academy: A Documentary on the Art, Life and Times of Tom of FinlandIlppo Pohjola

The El Paso Wrecking CoJoe Gage

The Dead Boy's ClubMark Christopher