QUEER FILM BLOGATHON

Yes! It’s time! Who’s ready for some queer film bloggin’? I know I am!

But first, I must acknowledge this BRILLIANT artistic contribution by the lovely Molly. It’s an illustration of Jim and Plato (James Dean and Sal Mineo) from Rebel Without A Cause (1955), with Judy (Natalie Wood) spying on them jealously from behind a wall. The joy this picture brings me is beyond description.

Now! ONTO THE BLOGGING! My own contributions from throughout the month of June are all handily organized under this neat tag here, but just to be extra obnoxious (and because I did work extra hard on them), I will list my film reviews for you here as well.

My Film Reviews

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to your contributions. Just comment below with a link to your post(s), and I will add them to the list. Then check back all day long as the contributions roll in!

VERY IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This blogathon brings together two different discourses, the discourse of film and the discourse of LGBTQ studies. Both of these sectors have their own specific vocabulary, some of which may be unfamiliar to voices coming from the other sector. I will be screening all posts before adding them to the list of contributions, and if anything seems intentionally offensive, I won’t link it. However, it is entirely possible to be offensive without intending to be, especially when one uses language one does not realize is incorrect or hurtful. I’m not saying that readers who are offended by the usage of certain words should not make it known to the specific blogger that they were hurt by what was said; in fact, if you want to take on the role of educator, please go for it. But in the interest of preventing hurt feelings, I just wanted to put this disclaimer here and remind everyone to be respectful and understanding of each other’s backgrounds and experiences. Although, as I said, I do intend to screen the contributions to a degree, this does not mean the views of the contributors necessarily reflect my own; I am not responsible for the content of the linked posts, and it is not my job to mediate any conflicts which may arise from them. Thank you for understanding.
Queer Film Blogathon – OFFICIAL LIST

53 Comments

  1. http://tdmcfrost.blogspot.com/2011/06/eating-out-sloppy-seconds.html

    Thanks for hosting this! It was my first time watching a gay film and the one I chose was a riot.

    –Frosty

  2. Here is my contribution: http://initforthekills.com/2011/06/26/gay-subtext-in-the-legend-of-hell-house/

    Can’t wait to see everyone’s articles. Thanks for hosting this.

  3. http://randomaniac.us/2011/06/spotlight-on—gender-performativity-in-tarantinos-reservoir-dogs/

    Thanks for hosting; great idea for a Blogathon. Coincided with New York’s recent bout of sanity quite well.

  4. Good morning!

    I am doing a multi-part review/analysis on the Lesbian Vampire trope in movies.
    My first part (introduction and first few movies) are here:
    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2011/06/lesbian-vampire-villain-or-victim-part.html
    I’ll continue on tomorrow with some more movies and a final analysis.

  5. Hello! Excited to read through these posts, thanks so much for hosting! I’ve been enjoying your own LGBT reviews this month.

    My review contributions:
    SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935) http://www.filmforager.com/2011/06/sylvia-scarlett-1935.html
    ORLANDO (1992) http://www.filmforager.com/2011/06/orlando-1992.html

    And I know this post isn’t from June but I did an ink drawing for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH that I wanted to share, if that’s ok. The post is here: http://www.filmforager.com/2010/08/movie-sketch-project-5.html or it has an etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58347425/hedwig-and-the-angry-inch-splatter-ink

    PS I LOVE the illustration above for REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE!

  6. The Children’s Hour
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/childrens-hour.html

    Paris is Burning
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/paris-is-burning.html

    La Cage Aux Folles
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/la-cage-aux-folles.html

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    http://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/hedwig-and-angry-inch.html

    First timers to my blog take note: these aren’t ‘reviews’ in the traditional sense. I go off on a lot of tangents. This is intentional.

    Thanks for organizing this! This has been a real education.

  7. So far:

    In and Out: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/garbage-in-garbage-out.html
    X-Men First Class: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/mutatis-mutandis.html
    The Vampire Lovers: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/love-and-undeath.html
    The Silence of the Lambs: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/clarice-in-underworld.html and http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/more-noise-about-silence.html
    Bloody Mallory: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/netflix-roulette-bloody-mallory.html
    The Christine Jorgensen Story: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/another-mermaid.html
    C.R.A.Z.Y. : http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/crazy-for-trying.html
    A Podcast interview with Trans Queer Pornographer Tobi Hill-Meyer: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/2011/06/krell-labs-podcast-episode-1-interview.html

    And probably posts on Sebastiane and The Big Combo later today. Oh, and probably Bugs Bunny tomorrow. I’m going until the end of the month.

    Alternatively, you could just post the link to my tag for the queer film blogathon: http://krelllabs.blogspot.com/search/label/Queer%20Film%20Blogathon

  8. Here is Comet Over Hollywood’s contribution:
    Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919): http://jnpickens.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/yankee-doodle-dressed-in-drag/

    Can’t wait to read everyone’s posts!

  9. Some great pieces so far (can’t wait to read the rest). Speaking of the rest, here is mine.

    http://themostbeautifulfraudintheworld.blogspot.com/2011/06/addictively-haunting-persona-of.html

    Kevyn Knox
    The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World

  10. Lillian Behrendt

     /  June 27, 2011

    YAY THIS WAS THE MOST FUN!!!! http://lillianbehrendt.com/?p=344

    • Aw Lilzy you and your mom are right next to each other on the list! <3

      • Lillian Behrendt

         /  June 27, 2011

        you should be the host of all the blogathons and also TCM

        • I’m all like GRRRR SO MUCH READING AND WRITING and then Lilzy leaves me happy comments and I’m just like yaaaaay *HEARTS*

  11. Reviewed at The Movie Projector: “Sunday Bloody Sunday” (1971), dir. John Schlesinger.

    http://themovieprojector.blogspot.com/2011/06/sunday-bloody-sunday-1971.html

  12. Mike Maguire

     /  June 27, 2011

    Whoops, commented on the wrong post. Went for Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine in lieu of my other ideas. http://defeatistcompletist.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/velvet-goldmine-todd-haynes/

    • Didn’t you also write about Cabaret, Lara?

      • I did, but for some reason some of the media files didn’t upload properly so I have to fix it before I post it.

  13. Here is another contribution–more Judy: http://backlots.wordpress.com/2011/05/18/judy-essentials/

  14. Here’s my review of Sylvia Scarlett (1935):

    Sylvia Scarlett

  15. Hi, here’s my link to my Blogathon post at Grand Old Movies – all about Lilyan Tashman:
    http://grandoldmovies.wordpress.com/

  16. So I’m having so much fun that I whipped up another post! So many great posts so far! :)

    Comet Over Hollywood’s 2nd post. This time it is about actor Tommy Kirk:

    http://jnpickens.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/the-story-of-tommy-kirk/

  17. These weren’t done just for the blogathon, but they’re only about a week or so old:

    Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City/More Tales of the City (1993/1998): http://www.ferdyonfilms.com/?p=10132 (Marilyn Ferdinand, Ferdy on Films

    Sebastiane (1976): http://www.ferdyonfilms.com/?p=10336 (Roderick Heath, Ferdy on Films)

  18. I meant to have this completed earlier today but that pesky off-blog life of mine got in the way:

    http://thrillingdaysofyesteryear.blogspot.com/2011/06/queer-film-blogathon-caged-1950.html

  19. Here’s mine from Pussy Goes Grrr for The Haunting: http://mendthiscrack.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/queer-and-haunted/

    I can’t wait to read all the other links (and catch up with all your June writing)!

  20. Brandie

     /  June 27, 2011

    I’m not completely happy with it, but here’s mine anyhow! :/

    http://trueclassics.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/he-just-went-gay-all-of-a-sudden/

  21. Does Showgirls count? Here’s ya go: http://cinemagonzo.blogspot.com/2011/04/showgirls-1995-gross-physical-salute-to.html

    It seems to be a gay cult classic of sorts, and it’s got some gay characters and lesbian what-have-you between Jesse Spano and Gina Gershon. I also mention how the straightees are behind the times in recognizing it’s virtues.

  22. Better late than never, right? Here’s my post on “Olivia (Pit of Loneliness)” and “Mädchen in Uniform”: http://memoriesofthefuture.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/boarding-school-erotics-olivia-and-madchen-in-uniform/

    Thank you for hosting! I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read so far, and I still have lots to read!

    -jesse

  23. A contemporary lesbian romance set in Tokyo: “Kakera” http://nishikataeiga.blogspot.com/2011/06/kakera-piece-of-our-life-2009.html

  24. Looks like I have a lot of great reading to catch up on.

  25. The Goodkind

     /  June 27, 2011

    Over at Lost Video Archive we covered:

    Tintorera: Tiger Shark
    Saigon In Beverly Hills
    Monster in the Closet
    Thanks for hosting, I had fun and got to watch some great movies!

  26. kittypackard

     /  June 27, 2011

    Sorry so late on this! Here’s the Pictorial’s contribution. “His Way: William Haines” http://kittypackard.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/william-haines/

    Thanks for holding this–the posts are all so insightful! Much reading to do…!

  27. These are just glorious. I am enjoying reading everyone’s work so much! Thank you Caroline for making this happen and thank you to all the writers/thinkers for sharing your ideas.

  28. Sorry on my late post – had to go to work and all that jazz. Thanks for running this! http://cine-fille.com/2011/06/27/where-maurice-fits/

  29. I’m really, really late with this, and I’m sorry, sorry, sorry. If there’s any way you can let this one under the door, I would be most grateful!

    http://projectorhasbeendrinking.blogspot.com/2011/06/watching-seductives.html

    Thank you for making this happen, and for all your great writing.

  30. I got so caught up in reading other posts that I forgot to say that I absolutely LOVE that drawing! Natalie is cracking me up over here, seriously.

  31. And finally Part 3!
    http://timbrannan.blogspot.com/2011/06/lesbian-vampire-villain-or-victim-part_583.html Though that one is more related to my regular blog topics of Horror RPGs.

  32. heather

     /  July 3, 2011

    Thanks for putting this together! I’ve really enjoyed all your posts this month, and although I didn’t have time in June to contribute any writing, I’m looking forward to finally having enough time now to sit down and read through a bunch of the contributions that other people made.

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