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101 Ratings

Rock Hudson's Home Movies

Directed by Mark Rappaport
United States, 1992


This documentary shows clips from Rock Hudson’s movies that could be interpreted as gay innuendos. Eric Farr speaks to the camera as if speaking Rock Hudson’s words from a posthumous diary. Film clips from more than 30 films illustrate ways in which his sexual orientation played out on screen.

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Rock Hudson's Home Movies Directed by Mark Rappaport

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Rappaport goes further most of today’s video essayists, who often settle on just using found footage. He actually has an actor play Rock Hudson, addressing the audience as if speaking from the afterlife, just a few years after Hudson had died of AIDS. This takes appropriation to a whole new level.
April 24, 2015
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