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It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives
It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives
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IT IS NOT THE HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS PERVERSE, BUT THE SOCIETY IN WHICH HE LIVES

Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt

Directed by Rosa von Praunheim
West Germany, 1971
Drama, LGBTQ+

Synopsis

A shy young man gradually leaves his innocence behind him as he becomes entangled in the gay scene in Berlin.

Synopsis

A shy young man gradually leaves his innocence behind him as he becomes entangled in the gay scene in Berlin.

Our take

A landmark queer film made shortly after the decriminalization of homosexuality, this subversive story about a gay man’s struggles for sexual liberation in Berlin changed not only German cinema but the gay liberation movement itself. A pioneering, militant clarion-call to end homosexual oppression.