Pink In Public

Andrew J. Paterson

1993, 20:00 minutes, colour, English


A gay male TV reporter is assigned to assemble a tabloid style news clip focusing on the 'outing' of an expatriate entertainer living lucratively in the U.S.. During the course of this 'investigation', the reporter becomes frustrated with the boundaries of his assignment so he attempts to 'out' the subject of 'outing' by shooting an ad hoc documentary on the subject until his boss threatens him with dismissal.
Humorous yet poignant, Paterson's Pink in Public weaves a complex course through the minefields of the media and gay discourse.

Un reporter de télévision homosexuel est chargé de monter une séquence de style "tabloid" sur la "sortie" forcée d'un artiste de scène expatrié faisant fortune aux Etats-Unis. Au fur et à mesure que son "enquète" progresse, le reporter est de plus en plus frustré par les contraintes de son sujet, et décide "d'exposer" la question des "sorties" forcées en tournant un documentaire approfondi sur le sujet. Plein d'humour, mais émouvant, Pink In Public suit un trajectoire complexe à travers le champ miné des discours médiatique et homosexuel.

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Critical Writing

Uncanny cardboard and a video tour de force
by Oliver Girling. EYE WEEKLY, Sept. 15, 1994, v. 3, no. 50.
Pink In Public: Andy Paterson's Video is Just One Images Festival...
by Lynda Landstreet. Xtra!, Apr. 16, 1993, no. 221.
The Inside Out Festival of Toronto
by Randi Spires. Fuse, Summer 1993, v. 16, no. 5 & 6.
Images 93: Outings, racism and Asian-American politics
by Noah Cowan. EYE WEEKLY, Apr. 22, 1993.