No Skin Off My Ass

Bruce LaBruce

1991, 73:00 minutes, B&W, English


No Skin My Ass is a fictionalized document of the relationship I had with my hustler ex-boyfriend, a skinhead, who later became indoctrinated by neo-Nazi propagandists. The movie comments on the phenomenon within gay society of the fetishization of skinheads and other paramilitary types, alternately indulging in and critiquing it. This work also contains sexually explicit scenes which are shot and contextualized specifically to comment on the impoverishment of gay male pornography in the eighties. Making this movie in Toronto was extremely difficult; I narrowly avoided censorship from both film labs and the Morality Squad, and have had numerous copies confiscated and destroyed at the Canada/U.S. border.

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Critical Writing

Super Queeroes
by Peter Knegt et al.
Festival the antidote to "image glut"
by Peter Goddard. The Toronto Star, Apr. 3, 2008.
Queerly Provocative: Bruce LaBruce fucks up the bourgeoisie
by Jon Davies. Xtra!, Dec. 4 Winter, 2008, no. 624.
Bruce LaBruce
by Bruce LaBruce. Mix, Summer 2001, v. 27, no. 1.
Bad Boy Swaggers to the top: Bruce LaBruce's new indie hit Hustler...
by Steven Davey. Xtra!, Aug. 29, 1996, no. 309.
Philadelphia not a "gay film": There are plenty of homosexual...
by Sky Gilbert. The Toronto Star, Jan. 21, 1994.
new queer cinema
by Susan Corrigan. i-D, Jan. 1993, no. 112.
Queer Is Smart
by Lynna Landstreet. Xtra!, Apr. 17, 1992, no. 195.
Gay and Lesbian Film Fest Suddenly a Must
by Cameron Bailey. NOW, Apr. 30, 1992, v. 11, no. 35.
No Skin off His Ass
by Michael Jones. Edge 212, Aug. 28, 1991.
No Skin off My Ass
by Amy Taubin. Voice, Nov. 12, 1991.
Skinhead Love
by Christopher Frey. Varsity, Feb. 28, 1991.