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Milk [DVD]
Milk [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sean Penn
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Milk: there are still places for more Harvey's here & now ..., 9 Jan 2011
This review is from: Milk [DVD] (DVD)
Milk is all round excellent tale telling. Great acting amidst the re-enactment of the daily grind that was then being an 'out' gay man [and woman] in the US. I happen to watch it with someone who lived in the Castro in the 80s, and though watching it from 2 different & later timeframes - the 80s and now - he commented on the powerfulness and poignancy of the memories Milk brought right back. Personally, I ask myself, what would Harvey have done if he had lived into the 80s and in that part of the US. Would he have put himself so carelessly, so hungrily at risk as his behaviour is portrayed in his own real time: what he would NOT have done? One of the +s of the film was Van Sant's enabling use of people close to Harvey at the time as characters in the Film - watch the extra features, and learn more. Have you noticed how I say "Harvey" rather than "Milk"? With minimal translation, that's how relevant the Film's subject matter still is today. rrl


Priest [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Priest [DVD] [1995] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Linus Roache

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get me a Priest, but from Region 2!, 9 Jan 2011
Having recently finally getting around to buying this, in its time, testing! testing! film, I was still impressed with the storyline and acting from all. BUT take a tip from what I have also learnt from buying it from a Regional 1 distributor, and think twice before buying anything on film originally produced in the UK or Europe [Region 2], but then later distributed from the US. - they will have very likely been playing prim protagonist and censored the item, particularly where there are more sexually graphic scenes. rrl


Men, Sex and Relationships: Writings From Achilles Heel (Male Orders)
Men, Sex and Relationships: Writings From Achilles Heel (Male Orders)
by Victor J. Seidler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £40.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Achilles in High Heels, 9 Jan 2011
As someone who has just, thankfully, discovered the ideas of Pan-Gender & Sexuality, I found this selection of pieces from the defunct Men's Coolective [sic], Achilles Heel, engrossing. Still, but only just in today's world, recent history, these were New Men strutting their stuff for as many others who were out there looking for the same. At the time of the AH collectives heyday I wish I had been less certain and comfortable with my then 'gay-ness' and instead, uncomfortable, and so searching for less convenient IDs. Whether under male or female orders [see book's full title] if you're, for example, a Sociology dept lecturer or student, this should be in your curriculum. Take it to pieces, and enjoy the remains of the days when these men were taking risks in being actively involved with their own and their sex's community Qs & As. There's a proviso: before thinking you can easily find any of the Achilles's on present social networks, I sent out a general "anyone there from then?" message, and only silence came back... but I haven't given up hope ... what AH was about ISN'T defunct, just evolving. rrl


FINAL SEASON
FINAL SEASON
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £20.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the falling off of queer as folk US, 15 Nov 2009
This review is from: FINAL SEASON (DVD)
This last season of QaF US is a very mixed bag. The first 4 episode's script's are planks of wood only consistent in their appalling crassness and predictability, which I was in danger of falling off of, and with that, my interest in what came after. But I had already seen the other season's and, mostly, really enjoyed the story telling. So I wanted to know, and, with persistence, the quality of words, and consequently, action, began to improve. Stick with it, and, like me, I hope it will be worth the wait.


Nighthawks/Strip Jack Naked - Nighthawks 2 [Blu-ray] [1978][Region Free]
Nighthawks/Strip Jack Naked - Nighthawks 2 [Blu-ray] [1978][Region Free]
Dvd ~ Judy Liebert

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nighthawks 2: grainy and guts, 15 Nov 2009
Nighthawks 2/Strip Jack Naked records the determination of the group of people involved to make and distribute this labour of ... let's call a 'queerly British love'. There's a child-labourishness-knocking-at-the-closet-face-door quality to the story telling. As an historical document, it can be compared and contrasted with its American offshoot, the Celluloid Closet - both were and are well worth it. Shown here was AND is, a peculiarly brave new world, what would a same themed project in the present day make of its environment I wonder, perhaps its time.


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