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3 things about Todd Haynes’ VELVET GOLDMINE

Velvet Goldmine [1998] 1. Shiny trenchcoat and fedora.2. “We set out to change the world. Ended up just changing ourselves.”“What’s wrong with that?”“Nothing. If you don’t look at the world.”3. Snorting coke off the back of his thigh. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Andy Warhol & Jack Smith’s BATMAN DRACULA

Batman Dracula [1964] 1. A shard of mirror which is eventually revealed to be the shape of the Batman signal. 2. He delicately rearranges the man’s cock. 3. Batgirl/vampire accosts a blonde woman in a robe; catfight ensues.

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3 things about Blake Edwards’ VICTOR VICTORIA

Victor Victoria [1982] 1. An entirely gay dancefloor, except for the two of them. 2. “You ought to be ashamed of yourself.” “Shame is an unhappy emotion invented by pietists in order to exploit the human race.” 3. Trio of … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s PETER VON KANT

Peter von Kant [2022] 1. First he scorns “humility,” then he goes on about how important it is. 2. “Your physique is your livelihood. You have nothing else.” 3. Staring out the blue window at the falling snowflakes. Equal parts … Continue reading

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3 things about François Ozon’s SUMMER OF 85

Summer of 85 [2020] 1. He’s not going to tell you what happened behind the door. 2. In the semidarkness, he gently combs the boy’s hair. 3. Traditionally, the headstone is not erected for at least a year.

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3 things about Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s FLEE

Flee [2021] 1. He watches silently as the two cops corner the girl in the police van, and a third cop closes the door. 2. To the customs agent he says a single word, “Refugee.” 3. At the entrance to … Continue reading

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3 things about Greg Araki’s THE LIVING END

The Living End [1992] 1. “Fuck! Don’t these wenches listen to anything else besides k.d. lang and Michelle Shocked?!” 2. Beer and Barbie cereal. 3. Choking in the shower.

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3 things about Arthur Dong’s COMING OUT UNDER FIRE

Coming Out Under Fire [1994] 1. Incompatible. 2. Using the word “darling” in a letter was a giveaway. 3. Mimeographed bulletin, “The Myrtle Bitch Beach.” Invaluable.

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3 things about Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt’s DIAMANTINO

Diamantino [2018] 1. “I have lumps.” 2. Moors, building a wall. 3. “Did that nun just say, ‘Fuck you?’”

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3 things about Chris Bolan’s A SECRET LOVE

A Secret Love [2020] 1. “I’ve thrown out 110 books.” 2. Marriage vows which include e.e. cummings. 3. A supply of autographed baseball cards.

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