Critical Writing Index

The Genealogical Pedagogy of John Greyson's Zero Patience

by Roger Hallas

Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Spring 2003, v. 12, no. 1, pp. 16-37

John Greyson's musical Zero Patience (1993) brings to light "the spectacle of AIDS" and the image it has in mass Western culture. Roger Hallas analyzes the pedagogical quality of the film and looks at the effectiveness of the musical genre in addressing this topic. The film criticizes the discourses surrounding the disease by using the cultural construction of the "patient zero" figure.

Key words: AIDS, HIV, medical, gay, queer, LGBTQ,

ITEM 2003.144 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Zero PatienceJohn Greyson