Michael Achtman

1996, 09:39 minutes


A queer, tongue-in-cheek dissection of hip attitude, Cool alternates between an education in pick-up technique of a naive gay man and the meditations of a recently dumped drag queen strung out all over town. "I just want to know, is passion uncool? To risk everything to humiliate yourself to walk out over the ledge for someone? 'Cause I'm way out on a limb, baby...a lot further out than you ever were. I'm screaming your name in the streets. I'm threatening you with my life, I'm writing off everyone else, I'm tattooing your face on the insides of my eyelids. I'm unwrapping my skin for you baby, I'm ripping off the condom."

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