Un’estate al mare

Giuni Russo Tribute : “Un’estate al mare” Le Pumitrozzole (1983) Le Pumitrozzole, collettivo canoro en travesti che circolò per eventi, discoteche e feste danzanti negli anni ottanta, escono dalle file del K.T.T.M.C. & C. (Kollettivo Trousses Merletti Cappuccini e Cappelliere)[1 , uno dei primi gruppi teatrali gay che si distinsero sulla scena del teatro underground… Read more »

Glen or Glenda (I Changed My Sex!)

Glen or Glenda is an exploitation film written, directed by, and starring Ed Wood, and featuring Bela Lugosi and Wood’s then-girlfriend Dolores Fuller. The title was originally I Changed My Sex! and is often given as Glen or Glenda? but the question mark is not present in the film itself. The film is a docudrama… Read more »

Cocoon Björk

“Cocoon” is a song and single from the 2001 album, “Vespertine”, by Björk. The album was produced by Björk, Thomas Knak, Martin Console and Marius de Vries and was released on One Little Indian Records. The highly regarded and critically acclaimed album was a worldwide Top Twenty album, reaching #1 in Spain, France, Norway and… Read more »

Jean Cocteau anniversary

Video: Jean Cocteau – Le Sang d’un Poete Audio: Massive Attack – Paradise Circus remixed by Gui Boratto From the desk of ELP 2012 Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist,dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants Terribles (1929), and… Read more »

Jean Paul Gaultier – How To Do That

In 1988, Jean-Paul Gaultier decided to crossover into a singing career. This video, featuring Ann Magnuson and a young Naomi Campbell, who dance while Gaultier repeats “How to do zat” over and over, is all that remains of that attempt. The video is directed by Jean Baptiste Mondino. Published By Polygram Music. P+C 1989 Jean… Read more »

The Queen Documentary 1968

The Queen was filmed in NYC in 1967 and released in theaters in 1968. In 1967 it was illegal for men to dress as women. The documentary follows a 1967 Drag pageant judged by Andy Warhol among others. It stars Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Mother Sabrina, Richard Finochio aka Rachel Harlow and Crystal LaBeija. Crystal… Read more »

The Cockettes

The Cockettes, an equal-opportunity theater group comprised of women, men and children, performed in drag at San Francisco’s Palace Theater in the late ’60s and ’70s. But their high-flying act failed to soar in the pressure tank of New York’s theater scene. David Weissman and Bill Weber’s documentary traces the ascent and subsequent descent of… Read more »

The crying game

The Crying Game is a 1992 British psychological thriller drama film written and directed by Neil Jordan. The film explores themes of race, gender, nationality, and sexuality against the backdrop of the Irish Troubles. The original working title of the film was The Soldier’s Wife.[2 The Crying Game is about the experiences of the main… Read more »

Felice chi è diverso/Happy to be different

il disegno del manifesto è di Jean Cocteau per gentile concessione del COMITE´ JEAN COCTEAU Happy to be different a film documentary by GIANNI AMELIO “Happy being different if one is different. But woe betide being different if one is ordinary”! This poem by Sandro Penna guides us in a secret Italy that has never before been unveiled by a film camera that wants to investigate reality and not fiction. It’s Italy’s homosexual world as  lived  in the 20th  century, from the start to the 1980s, when, following  certain American movements, the first attempts of  “liberation” started spreading. In the documentary we hear the stories of those who directly experienced the burden of being  different,  almost  invariably  obstructed  by  their  own  family,  mocked  at school, excluded by “normal” society. These people, who are now getting on in years, remember how they lived this situation under Fascism and then in the Second World War, when a veil of silence was drawn over the topic, and people lived in fear and repression. Stories  gathered  in  various  parts  of  Italy, … Read more »

Groove Is in the Heart

“Groove Is in the Heart” is a song by dance music band Deee-Lite from their debut album, World Clique. Released as a single in late 1990, it was a hit in many countries. The song was accompanied by a psychedelic music video, with Deee-Lite, Q-Tip, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins superimposed over a cartoonish 1960s-style background of various shifting shapes and colors. The video opens and closes with quotes by the… Read more »

Adrenalina – Russo Rettore

Adrenalina – Giuni Russo e Rettore Dopo aver scritto il brano Adrenalina, Giuni Russo decise di proporlo a Donatella Rettore per un duetto. La cantautrice veneta, dopo qualche esitazione, accettò di interpretare questo brano, particolarmente adatto alla sua personalità artistica. Di Adrenalina uscì anche il disco mix. Da Superclassifica Show del 1987. Il brano inizia al 5:07 From Superclassifica Show 1987…. Read more »

Nina Hagen Smack Jack

“Smack Jack” is a single released in 1982 by Nina Hagen. The lyrics deal with heroin addiction, and are delivered in a disturbing voice with several overdubs. An accompanying music video was released, depicting Nina in drag singing the verses in a psychedelic environment, accompanied by two other Ninas who sing the chorus.