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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [1972] 1. “When you have understanding, there’s no need for pity.” 2. Mannequin sex tableau. 3. White, deep shag carpet.

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3 things about David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED

Tickled [2016] 1. “We heard laughter coming through the vents.” 2. Tickle cells. 3. A trove of documents accidentally posted to the public web.

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3 things about Frank Simon’s THE QUEEN

The Queen [1968] 1. At the draft board. “Did you tell them you were a homosexual?” “No, they told me I was a homosexual!” 2. Stunning a capella “Honey Bun.” 3. The managers of Town Hall anxious for them to … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s LADY IN CEMENT

Lady in Cement [1968] 1. A queen in motorcycle glasses and tight pants, whose bodyguard/lover is a former Green Bay Packer. 2. He asks the drug dealer how he likes his meat. 3. “Daniel Boone” playing on a TV set … Continue reading

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS

In a Year with 13 Moons [1978] 1. A beer and a shot of bitters. 2. The A1 password is Bergen-Belsen. 3. Spitting three times over her left shoulder.

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s FOX AND HIS FRIENDS

Fox and His Friends [1975] 1. In this film from 1975, one guy asks another guy, “What are you into?” So basically, cruising hasn’t changed in 45 years. 2. A gay bar named The Black Orchid. 3. The car salesman … Continue reading

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3 things about Peter Mackie Burns’s RIALTO

Rialto [2019] 1. “I’ll shame you.” 2. Redundancy. 3. He goes over to him, examines him closely, then leaves the room without saying a word.

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3 things about Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Call Me by Your Name [2017] 1. Sounds of the peach. 2. He just shrugs. 3. “And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at … Continue reading

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3 things about Ron Peck’s NIGHTHAWKS

Nighthawks [1978] 1. When the guy doesn’t show, he goes to the telephone in the pub and looks through his little black book. 2. “You will call me Thursday, won’t you?” (Knowing he won’t.) 3. It’s 1 in the morning … Continue reading

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3 things about Ang Lee’s BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Brokeback Mountain [2005] 1. Quick spit. 2. Price tag. 3. White farmhouse interior.

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