Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006)
 

Director Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg

Genre Documentary

Year 2006

Actors Tom Arnold, Randy Barbato, Dan Bucatinsky, Steve Buscemi

IMDB : 7.0 (505 votes)


 

Description A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or 'by, for, and about') homosexuals in the United States, from 1947 to 2005, from Kenneth Anger's 'Fireworks' to Ang Lee's 'Brokeback Mountain'. Talking heads, anchored by critic and scholar B. Ruby Rich, are interspersed with an advancing chronology and with clips from two dozen films. The narrative groups the pictures around various firsts, movements, and triumphs: experimental films, independent films, sex on screen, outlaw culture and bad guys, female romances, films about A.I.D.S. and dying, emergence of romantic comedy, transsexual films, films about diversity and various cultures, and then main-stream Hollywood drama. What might come next?

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