Anger, a highschool student who had grown up on Hollywood's sanitized images, filled Fireworks with his hidden fantasies, complete with the bald sexuality inherent in the images of cowboys, test pilots and, in this case, sailors, images that dominated the dreams of millions." (Russo. 597-98) DVD 6870; vhs 979 Scorpio rising (1964, 28 min.) -- Kustom kar kommandos (1965, 3 min.) -- Invocation of my demon brother (1969, 12 min.) -- Rabbit's moon (1979 version, 7 min.) -- Lucifer rising (1981, 29 min.) Scorpio rising: Bruce Byron, Johnny Sapienza, Frank Carifi, John Palone, Ernie Allo, Barry Rubin, Steve Crandell ; Kustom kar kommandos: Sandy Trent ; Invocation of my demon brother: Lenore Kandel and William, Kenneth Anger, Van Leuven, Harvey Bialy and Timotha, Anton Szandor La Vey, Bobby Beau Soleil ; Rabbit's moon: Andre Soubeyran, Claude Revenant, Nadine Valence ; Lucifer rising: Miriam Gabril, Donald Cammell, Haydn Couts, Kenneth Anger, Sir Francis Rose, Marianne Faithfull, Leslie Huggins. A high view of the myth of the American motorcyclist and the machine as totem from toy to terror.Kustom kar kommandos: A young man strokes his customized car with a powder puff.When Algie tearfully nurses Jim through a terrible case of the d.t.'s, we detect some depth in their camaraderie.
When he first arrives out West, he packs a dainty silver pistol, but as he becomes acclimated to the rugged terrain, he begins packing a more butch six-shooter.
While Algie acquires the manliness required by his future father-in-law, a secondary character emerges as an unexpectedly compelling figure: Algie's bunkmate Big Jim.
The triumph of Algie the Miner is not that Guy-Blaché made a Western with an evidently gay protagonist.
Her true achievement was that she managed to tell this tale with broad comedy, without insulting its central character.
Even more astounding, she wove into this cartoonish story strands of heartfelt emotional yearning that continue to resonate almost a century later." [Bret Wood, TCM] Barrios, Richard.
"Silent Existences." In: Screened out : playing gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall / Richard Barrios. pp: 17-18 (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995.9. Cast: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers. Cast: Paul Reynolds, Phillip Williamson, Dave Baby, Timothy Burke, Simon Costin ... Fourteen of Shakespeare's sonnets are taken as a basis for a rapturous celebration of homoerotic love in both its spiritual and sensual dimensions. Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.Three episodes from one of the first sit-coms to take on controversial social issues. Emotive readings of Shakespeare sonnets by Judi Dench. Set in 1985, this made for television drama revolves around two very different men with AIDS.Judging Books by Covers: Archie ridicules Mike and Gloria's intellectual friend Roger for being gay, but he is straight as an arrow. Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague.But 93 years prior to Brokeback Mountain (2005), a gay cowboy named Algernon Allmore was already pioneering that cultural frontier in Alice Guy-Blache's comedy short Algie, the Miner (1912).Algernon (Billy Quirk) is an effete city boy who is required to go West and develop some virility before he can have the hand of his girlfriend in marriage. This was 1912 and, even in the most forward-thinking film, some sexual orientations dared not speak their names.Kustom Kar Kommandos is a voyeuristic look at a tight-jeaned man polishing his car.