Tonight marks the opening of the 33rd go-round for San Francisco’s LGBT film fest, Frameline, and we must say there are several non-fictional films that we’d totally go see! That is if we didn’t have lives and jobs… but for realz we might actually make it to at least one of these non-softcore-porn imitating documentaries/docu-dramas!
Tonight’s opening biopic of Quentin Crisp was directed by Richard Laxton and features John Hurt in Crisp drag, Cynthia Nixon and Swoozie Kurtz as his agent Connie Clausen.
We alerted you to this documentary about the Hot Boxxx Girls’ “Lady with the Liquid Spine” earlier, but sadly, the teaser trailer’s been pulled offline. (You can see Vicki doing a signature Celine number here.) She’s the oldest working transgendered performer in the U.S., and she’s got kind of an amazing story that begins with performing at carnivals in the Midwest in the 50s. We plan to own this one if it ever makes it to DVD.
This documentary about the love of The Sword’s life, Joe Dallesandro, was produced in part by Joe’s own daughter and directed by Nicole Haeusser. Read the SF Bay Guardian’s review here.
Below, a trailer for Little Joe that showed at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year (camera-in-theater is a little shaky). Below that, a clip from Dallesandro in his heyday, in Andy Warhol’s Flesh.
Interview With “The Penis of the 60s” Owner Joe Dallesandro
Getting More Kicks and Pricks from the Montreal Gay & Lez Film Fest
Frameline; Or How Calling It a Film Festival Makes Your Porno Look Like Art
From the Annals of Male Nudity: Joe Dallesandro
Frameline 33 (Official Site)
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