New York’s Dirty Looks is hosting A film screening event, It is not the Homosexual who is Perverse but the Society in which She Lives is at Los Angeles’ Tom of Finland Foundation on October 14.
There will be two seminal documentary films showing, directed by Rosa von Praunheimand Carole Roussopoulos, with von Praunheim’s ‘Nicht der Homosexuelle ist pervers, sondern die Situation, in der er lebt’ (1971) lending its German title to the LA event’s English translation. The former presents the “varied gay scenes of Berlin with a keen and provocative eye” with “the amusing English-language voice-over himself that’s as searing as it is hilarious.”
Roussopoulos’s ‘Le F.H.A.R’ (1971), meanwhile, shows social and political issues of gay France of the day with “captures of a set of political discussions that would become one of the first manifestations of what we now call queer theory and politics.”
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