Critical Writing Index

The Arts: Don't worry, honey. They're just experimenting

by Jewelle Gomez

OutWeek, Sept. 19, 1990, no. 64, pp. 50-51

A review by Jewelle Gomez of the third New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival. Gomez finds that while most films in the program embody a loss of naiveté (whether false of real) such as Fear of Disclosure, Tongues Untied, and Looking for Langston, some others simply exploit it such as A 25-Year-Old Gay Man Loses His Virginity to a Woman. These experimental films seek to de-emphasize narrative and to give resonance to meaning beyond the images' simple shapes.

ITEM 1990.087 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Fear of DisclosurePhil Zwickler and David Wojnarowicz

Survival in New YorkRosa von Praunheim

BetweenClaudia Schillinger

Sexual Deferment: If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him (Her, It)Andrea Kirsch

Eye to EyeIsabel Hegner

A 25-Year-Old Gay Man Loses His Virginity to a WomanPhilip B. Roth

Paris Is BurningJenny Livingston

Tongues UntiedMarlon Riggs

Looking for LangstonIsaac Julien