Critical Writing Index

Confessions of a Snow Queen: Director's Notes on the Making of The Attendant

by Isaac Julien

cineACTION, Fall 1993, no. 32, pp. 5-9

This article is the transcript of a talk given by Isaac Julien on the making of his film The Attendant. Julien explains the the inspiration for the film was derived from a painting by F. A. Baird entitled "Scene on the Coast of Africa." Julien goes on to elaborate on how he borrowed from colonial iconography and re-appropriated it in order to explore the queer body, fetish, and resistance.

ITEM 1993.176 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The AttendantIsaac Julien