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A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat

A Heavy Bass Beat, a Wreath of Smoke, an Aura of Sweat | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

"Interior. Leather Bar." is a sly conceptual coup d’art and a deeply sincere exploration of masculinity and its discontents, with a little hot sex thrown in. The movie’s ostensible point of departure is 40 minutes of graphic footage of S-and-M that the director William Friedkin was forced to edit out of “Cruising,” his 1980 thriller with Al Pacino, to avoid an X rating. Inspired by what they rather cryptically term the mythology of “Cruising,” Mr. Franco and Mr. Mathews have set out to reimagine this excised material.

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101 years of gay cinema

101 years of gay cinema | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

After 1970 we finally began to see the emergence of New Queer Cinema — movies about gay people made by gay people or made by straight filmmakers more sympathetic to gay characters.

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Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths

Dear Uncle Frank: A Photographer's Exploration of Gay Myths and Family Truths | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

My uncle Frank Silano died from complications of AIDS in December 1989. My family rarely spoke of him. He was a mystery to me. The few things I did know were generalities: he was gay, lived in New York and died young. I always wanted to know more, but no one could tell me anything else. It took me a quarter-century to begin unraveling who he was.

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