Dirty Looks presents â€œHardcore Home Moviesâ€
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
â€œHard-Core Home Moviesâ€ is a frank and irreverent documentary that asks the question, â€œWhat is hard-core?â€ 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 girlâ€™s fantasy of the best birthday party a mother could give. Being queer, the â€œsweet sixteenâ€ character has only two girlfriends to invite to her party: one is the daughter of Jehovahâ€™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 70â€™s porn-film director shot this in uptown Manhattan).
Our Gay Brothers
9min., 1993, 16mm
â€œThis collage of found film footage, assembled porn movie, childrenâ€™s instructional film, sports coverage and â€˜50s Hollywood musicals to construct and investigation into gay menâ€™s differing attitudes towards the female body. A clever and contentious film.â€ – Melbourne Film Festival