Saturday, April 10, 2010

Queer Film Night

Thanks everyone who came to queer film night! It was awesome.
For those who didn't, here are the films we ended up seeing:

1. My Own Private Idaho
This was directed by Gus van Sant in 1991 and is based on two Shakespeare plays. It's about two best friends who are hustlers, living in Portland. They embark on a journey of self discovery and address their relationship. River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves are the main actors in it. One thing I really enjoyed about this film were the sex scenes. They were snapshots that looked like old master paintings of people. Just really beautiful composition and light.

2. La Cage Aux Folles
This film, produced in 1978 was the original Birdcage. It literally translates to the The Cage with the Crazy Ones (or something like that...). The basic plot is about a gay couple who own a gay/drag nightclub. Their son, Laurent is hoping to marry a girl with conservative parents, so his fathers are forced to pretend they aren't gay. This movie was funny, and it's weird seeing the similarities to the more recent version.

So, if anyone is interested, feel free to check them out!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Inspiration for Drag Ball!

Queer Books and Films (version uno)

I'm trying to create lists of good/important queer books and films. This is just the first version. Don't worry, there will be more! I'm also planning to add descriptions. Basically, this list is great for all of you who want something to do this coming summer :)

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson

Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown

Two or Three Things I Know for Sure, by Dorothy Allison

Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Feinberg

The Naked Civil Servant, by Quentin Crisp

Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

A Boy’s Own Story by Edmund White

Joy of Gay Sex in 1977 by Edmund White

Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent

Then She Found Me

Desert Hearts

Women In Love




The Celluloid Closet

When Night is Falling

If These Walls Could Talk 2

Lost and Delirious

Were the World Mine


Gaypril Calendar (with all the right dates...I think)

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