COMPILATION TAPE #1 Ian Jarvis and David Collins
1998, 70:65 minutes, colour, English
BOOT (1992) 5:10 mins (b&w)
Have you ever wanted to slap a straight guy up the side of the head? No particular reason. A queer bash back fantasy in one man's head as he rides the subway.
YOU SAY MARIA, I SAY MARIAH! (1994) 4:00 (colour)
Gay porn, Disney pap, slasher horror and Porky Pig all accompanied by Mariah Carey singing "I Can't Live if Living is Without You".
WHEN I GROW UP I WANT TO BE LIKE DADDY (1995) 1:16 mins (colour)
A fun home video look at Daddy culture in the gay male leather community - shot at Toronto's Toolbox. Imitating amateur, personal photography style, the camera follows Leather Daddies through the bar that is their home territory, accompanied by the incongruent children's song that gives the film it's title.
AGAIN & AGAIN (1996) 2:25 mins (colour)
Again & Again attempts to recreate in the audience the experience of memory flashbacks as they are experienced by abuse survivors. Through repetition, commanding but short movie snippets grow longer and the black space of memory loss that surrounds them diminishes.
LOVE, SEX, POETRY 1996 4:45 b&w
An acid jazz meditation on romantic gay love and the power of the night. Black and white images bathed in a sepia of midnight blue reveal two lovers in bed. This private reality is set loose in a sea of mirror ball sparkles, dancing car headlights and the entrancing performance of a saxophone player in a crowded jazz bar.
SOMETHING DIED WITH JOHNNY 1998 3:35 colour
Johnny's surviving boyfriend ruminates fondly about the sex positive days before HIV and AIDS - incorporates 70s porn footage.
VAIN BUT CHEAP 1998 6:50 colour
A stylish, fashion television segment exploring gay men's obsession with their hair - revealing interviews with gay hairdressers in the Toronto gay village.
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