Critical Writing Index

Screen Gems and Screen Trends: The Festival of Festivals has lots of gay material but lesbians are invisible.

by Jeremy Podeswa

Xtra!, Sept. 3, 1993, no. 231

Review of queer produced or focused films at 1993's Festival of Festivals including big budget - Ang Lee's The Wedding Banquet, Gus Van Sant's Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and local - Mike Hoolboom's Kanada, John Greyson's Zero Patience. Reviewer Jeremy Podeswa finds that "dykes" are completely invisible in the festival lineup, and comes up with a series of queer trends based on what he sees at the festival. (Queer Trend Number 1: Lesbian film is heading into oblivion.)

ITEM 1993.142 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Tama Na,Tama Ba! Enough is EnoughGabrielle Micallef

Tama Na,Tama Ba! Enough is EnoughRose Gutierrez

Totally Fucked UpGregg Araki

Even Cowgirls Get the BluesGus Van Sant

KanadaMike Hoolboom


The Wedding BanquetAng Lee

Love and Human RemainsDenys Arcand

M ButterflyDavid Cronenberg

Zero PatienceJohn Greyson

Farewell My ConcubineChen Kaige