Positive (excerpt), dir. Rosa Von Praunheim, 1990, featuring Diamanda Galás.
Anita - Tänze des Lasters (Anita: Dances of Vice). Rosa von Praunheim. 1987. West Germany.
We Were Here trailer
We Were Here
(Source: sucodestrela)"Most popular culture, including Hollywood movies, has contributed to simplistic understandings of gender and sexuality as either-or binary oppositions. However, queer theory allows us to dissect those images and begin to analyze them for the ways in which they maintain (or, more rarely, deconstruct) the various hierarchical meanings of gender and sexuality. In recent decades, queer theory has also been instrumental in helping filmmakers construct new images of sexuality on film."▼Harry M. Benshoff & Sean Griffin, Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America
"Queer theory suggests that social discourses - such as those spoken by the legal, medical, and religious establishments - play a large role in shaping our understanding of sexuality."▼Harry M. Benshoff & Sean Griffin,Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America
“In the summer of 1985, when Rock Hudson’s homosexuality was finally spoken by the popular media, it was as the ‘New Terror of AIDS.’ By rights, that headline should have been reserved for a death count of 6,000 Americans and the lethal indifference of a Reagan Administration faced with those deaths. Instead, it described the collapse of a particular fantasy of male containment and sexual safety - a fantasy once attached to Rock Hudson’s body, a fantasy once embodied by Rock Hudson’s closet.” - Richard Meyer’s “Rock Hudson’s Body” in Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories, edited by Dian Fuss (1991).