Dirty Looks presents “Hardcore Home Movies”
Curated by Bradford Nordeen
Saturday May 16
3min., 1992, super 8 on DV
Shot on super 8 for projections at the legendary sex party, Fiend, in 1992, this short B&W silent reel features members of the queercore band Fagbash in solitary erotic exploits. Part portrait and part salacious dare, this never-before-screened work offers an ad hoc glimpse into unapologetic cruising and lust.
Hard-Core Home Movies
5min., 1989, 16mm
“Hard-Core Home Movies” is a frank and irreverent documentary that asks the question, “What is hard-core?” Seedy, grainy, and fast-paced, this is a nostalgic look at an ephemeral moment in the history of a subculture: punk rock in San Francisco in the late eighties.
9min, 1993, 16mm on DV
A queer girl’s fantasy of the best birthday party a mother could give. Being queer, the “sweet sixteen” character has only two girlfriends to invite to her party: one is the daughter of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the other a precocious slut.
20min., 1990, super8 on DV
The Troublemakers follows the lives of four down-on-their-luck characters. Surrounded by the vestiges of conspicuous consumption, the struggle to survive outside of society, fashioning their own aesthetics of poverty and devising strategies to navigate a surveillance society, evading or performing for cameras everywhere.
The Salivation Army
22min., 2001, Super8 on DV
For three years the Salivation Army operated a counterculture zine aimed at restless queer punk youth. But during their brief existence what began as a small, local gang transformed into an increasingly dangerous cult network. A cut-and-paste portrait of the underground itself.
3. Dr. Chris Teen Sex Surrogate: Fonda LaBruce and Vaginal Davis are a drag queen lesbian couple experiencing bed death. They call in therapist (Dr. Chris Teen) to help them get out of their sexual rut. (Bob Alvarez, the famous 70’s porn-film director shot this in uptown Manhattan).
Our Gay Brothers
9min., 1993, 16mm
“This collage of found film footage, assembled porn movie, children’s instructional film, sports coverage and ‘50s Hollywood musicals to construct and investigation into gay men’s differing attitudes towards the female body. A clever and contentious film.” – Melbourne Film Festival