Directed by William Friedkin
Mysterious and odd gay thriller from the director of “The Exorcist“
Originally X-rated and banned, this film was finally reduced to R category and released without 40 censored and cut out minutes in early 1980.
Al Pacino plays the main character, an undercover straight cop, who transforms himself into gay man in order to find a killer among the homosexual community. Strangely enough, somewhere in the middle of the film you start to realize that this might be not actually a story of chasing a gay-killer, but bout Pacino’s confusion with his own sexuality as he’s eventually getting more and more attracted to the gay world.
The biggest controversy though had been caused with the extremely natural film scenes shot in real S/M gay clubs in New York, where everyone is lusty and dressed in leather. Live sex and fisting footage scared the critics and alienated Friedkin’s fans. American gay activists’ protests for film being “homophobic and distorting the reality” (?!) shortly followed.
By film’s end the killer is still not found, while Pacino continues to visit gay bars. The last ambiguous scene makes the suggestion that cop is the murder himself, leaving the viewers lost in conjectures…
Our friends in Bristol are having a show! Please try to make it :)
17th - 22nd December
Parlour Showrooms, Bristol.
'Thoughts on photography' a group show displaying the work of Daniel Shires, Sam Laughlin, Alexander Norton, Luke Boland, Pietro Motisi and Olivia Martin
Pretend You’re Actually Alive. Leigh Ledare.
Photographs by Leigh Ledare
Published by PPP Editions and Andrew Roth, NYC 2008. Edition of 1,000 copies.
[Out of print]
Если взять самую обычную, запоминающуюся поп-музыку и положить ее на основу из безумного пост-апокалиптического племенного хаус-дроуна, то поп-музыка станет еще более запоминающейся.
Именно на это намекает предвещающий свежую кассету на безумном лейбле Kaleidoscope трек …
“A Real Young Girl” (“Une Vraie Jeune Fille”) 1975
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Sexual awakening in a French village.
Made in 1975, but released only 25 years later due to controversy and financial issues with production company, this Cetherine’s Breillat debut is still a bit of a shocker.
Breillat unexpectedly hit the big time in the late 90’s when her most notorious film “Roman X” came out. Critics immediately proclaimed her the baroness of new art-porn trend and started to re-release her vast back catalogue.
The plot is quite simple: a young girl Alice is spending her summer holidays with parents, burning from growing sexual desires in a boring French countryside. Just 14, but already In a perfect physical shape, Alice tries to seduce some handsome worker called Jim. Jim Is also interested but not too much.
The problem with Breillat’s output is abundance of dirt and vulgarity. Think: what can be more pure and exciting than puberty period for teenagers? But French director forces the “real young girl” Alice put down her pants on every single occasion, place worms on genitals, constantly masturbate (even with a spoon and bottle top or on a railway tracks), be fascinated with vomiting and urine and fantasize bout her father’s penis. Quite weird desires for sexually inexperienced girl, ah?
Anyway, even considering all that, “A Real Young Girl” is still one of the director’s most “innocent” and naïve films in a way. If you need a proof-just randomly watch any film she made after year 2000.
Save Zine Vol. 3 cover spread is ready! InDesign file is almost complete and test printing is scheduled for the first week of october. Cant wait to see Jūratė Gačionytė, Sasha Kurmaz, Alexander Norton, Evita Goze, Kir Esadov and Julian Berman printed on a beautiful recycled paper <3
In the middle of august, summer 2013, i went to Ukraine to visit my friends, meet new people and hopefully travel around a bit. I had my contax T2 with me, bit of cash and 2 weeks of work-free time. Here are 34 images i selected from my days under the Ukrainian sky.
Saved in Kaunas!
Special edition SAVE ZINE Brighton & Hove Pride 2013
Brighton Pride Zine is happy to be in Dublin!