”The most extraordinary film I’ve seen in my life is certainly ‘Portrait of Jason.’ It is absolutely fascinating.”—Ingmar Bergman
DANGEROUS MINDS: During a winter night in 1966, director Shirley Clarke brought her friend, Jason Holliday, to her apartment atop the Chelsea Hotel in New York City and filmed him for twelve consecutive hours. Over the course of the evening, Jason drinks and gets high as he tell stories of his life as a gay, African-American man. Clarke took the footage and edited it down to 95 minutes, resulting in Portrait of Jason (1967). In the film, Jason is charming, entertaining, funny, contradictory, and boorish. His stories concerning class, race, sexuality, and identity alternate between humorous and tragic, all told by a man who appears larger than life.
Portrait of Jason is a landmark film. In this setting, an individual was allowed to simply tell his story over the course of a film’s standard running time. Its cinéma vérité style brings to mind Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, as well as the films of John Cassavetes, but Clarke’s work is a truly unique movie experience. This mainly has to do with Jason Holliday (a/k/a Aaron Payne), the only person who appears on screen.
The Village Voice’s Melissa Anderson wrote that Portrait of Jason “says more about race, class, and sexuality than just about any movie before or since.”
sketches via NYLON
HAIRY HOLES! BRITNEY! HAIRY HOLES! DOMINIC! HAIRY HOLES! BEARDIES! IT’S A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUBS MEGA-POST!!!
SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE FOSSE’esque brilliance of director Aron Kantor & choreographer Danny Dolan’s “FOLSOM STREET 2015” video promo!
A kink and fetish fueled dance explosion in celebration of the 2015 Folsom Street Fair.
Folsom Street Fair 2015 is Sunday, September 27, 11am – 6pm on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th streets in San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco has long pushed culture boundaries, radical self-expression and sexual freedom. Today awash in stories of the changing face of the city and its quickly eroding creative communities, “Folsom Street” joyously celebrates the rich history of diversity that pushes the limits of raw sexuality that make this city the exciting cultural haven that it has always been.
Directed by Aron Kantor and featuring Broadway performer Colin Cunliffe, notorious nightlife promoter Mario Diaz, gender-queer drag queen Grace Towers, and a variety of San Francisco dancers and performers, the film serves as both a metaphor for the Folsom Street Fair and an example of the possibilities of queer community effort and activism.
Bill Harrison enters the strange world of Bijou in a scene from Wakefield Poole's classic 1972 film.
Ken Cavanagh hosts this half-hour personality profile documentary series on Canadian Actor, Singer, & Writer Don Francks and family. 1969.
Two Toronto boys making your Grandma’s china, favourite knick-knacks and tchotchkes just a little bit more gay! email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHECK OUT MORE PANSY ASS CERAMICS HERE!
HOTARIOUS: GISELE MacKENZIE stars as Katherine Chancellor on The Young and Restless, August 1986 (think GREAT bad porn acting)
During the summer of 1986 actress Jeanne Cooper was suddenly taken ill and was briefly replaced on the soap opera, The Young and Restless, by international singing star Gisele MacKenzie. Gisele had established herself in Canada during the 1940’s, where she won the title of Canada’s First Lady of Song.
Sadly, the videos are not embeddable so below are the links…
Thom Bierdz shows up too!!!
Check out Sissydude’s past THOM BIERDZ is My NEW BOYFRIEND post from 2012
Man, I just want to sniff these guys all over (and other things)
past Sissydude/ Cirque Alfonse post HERE
nik pate shots of declan via AB
Two years later, Ambrosia Salad, the pilled out creamy seizure salad ex-housewife of Kitty the Bear is breaking back into the dating scene after having her husbear stolen away by a sexy plumber, can she compete in a world full of slutty men? will her drug addictions get the best of her? Will Kitty ever come back? Find out in the sequel to the Seduction of Bear.
Written by Kevin Kauer / Nark and Ambrosia Salad
Starring Ambrosia Salad, Nathan Lind, Dave Raring, Nate Blanck and Kitty the Bear
Special thanks to Orion Penn, David Little and Shawn Forney.
Missed PART one?
Here it is…
Ambrosia Salad, the pilled out creamy seizure salad housewife of Kitty the Bear should have known better than to trust her fur ball spouse home alone with Baby Bear the slutty plumber… What will happen next?!
SPUNK is an experimental documentary where reality and virtual reality blend into a surrealistic sexual collage. 36 minutes long, it showcases digital sex with webcams, mobile phones and the fantasies the participants live through the digital media.
SPUNK has two parts. In the first it references the internet aesthetics and online gay cruising through time. In the second it transports the viewer into a fantasy world. In those virtual settings horny men openly demonstrate their cyber sexuality.
RENT THE FILM HERE
above piece culled from this…
LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner in collaboration with Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art 2015 students