They Are Lost To Vision Altogether

Tom Kalin

1990, 13:00 minutes, colour & B&W , English


Provoked by the Helms Amendment refusal to fund explicit AIDS prevention information for gay men, lesbians and I.V. drug users, They Are Lost To Vision Altogether is a defiantly lyrical counterattack weighted by ethical urgency and moral necessity. In producer Tom Kalin's words, the tape attempts "to reclaim eroticism and to address the contradictions of sexuality and romance in the face of a monolithic and culturally compulsory heterosexuality ... it freely admits ambivilance and attempts to 'not be lost or pushed into the sea of what others believe to be our collective history."'

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