A great wee find on YouTube (so its free) is this thoroughly entertaining HBO documentary by then newbie director Patti Kaplan about some of our favorite Drag Queens. The year is 1997 and Jeff Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman is so young he is totally unrecognizable in men’s attire : Lady Bunny had more … Continue reading
Fred W. McDarrah was a staff photographer for The Village Voice and an author who became famous for documenting the cultural phenomenon known as the Beat Generation from its inception in the 1950s. His other claim to fame was his whole body of work photographing New York’s’ LGBTQ scene before and after the Stonewall … Continue reading
Emmy Award nominated filmmaker David Weissman has been shooting a gay storytelling project called CONVERSATIONS WITH GAY ELDERS a series of films with different gay men aged 72 – 86 ,and all edited by young gay men between 20 & 30 years old.
There has been enough time gone by for this re-released documentary, largely shot at the San Francisco 1977 Gay Pride march, to evolve from out of date to classic. Let’s see if it does. Its format is terribly predictable. Back to back short testimonials showing the kaleidoscope of the real people on the march, … Continue reading