For now, this list will serve as a cinematic guide through queer cinema, from Kenneth Anger to Pier Paolo Pasolini to Gus Van Sant. The focus will be placed not simply on films with gay images but on films that aggressively thwart (or simply ignore) the heteronormative, patriarchal notions of gender and sexuality (which applies just as often to the western gay and lesbian community). Queer cinema does not concern itself with political correctness or restrictive labels in regard to a person’s sexual being. As time goes on, I’d like to include quotes from noted theorists, writers, filmmakers, artists, professors to better illustrate these ideas, but for now, here’s a list to start you off. Camp, New Queer Cinema, Fassbinder, avant-garde, melodrama, Tilda Swinton, transsexuals, pansexuals, gender fuck, Jean Genet, counter-culture, Joan Crawford… what more do you need?
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