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sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote2017-08-31 11:56 pm

But you're just sitting there waiting for Joan Crawford to put on her black cowboy shirt again

I spent last night in Providence with [livejournal.com profile] greygirlbeast and [livejournal.com profile] humglum; returned early this afternoon for a doctor's appointment and for [personal profile] rushthatspeaks' birthday observed, which was celebrated primarily with a chocolate cake frosted with blue roses which [personal profile] gaudior had procured from Lyndell's, watching Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's The Celluloid Closet (1995), ordering takeout from Mary Chung's, and meeting [personal profile] spatch to spend the remainder of the evening at the speakeasy arcade behind Roxy's Grilled Cheese. I played pinball, skeeball, and Tetris, drank something which was too sweet for my tastes but had a flower and a paper umbrella in it, and have an even longer list of movies with queer content to watch than I started the day with, plus a couple, inevitably, to avoid with tongs. I ate suan la chow show with shrimp. I watched both of my partners play Guitar Hero. I turn out not to be terrible at Tetris. I am extraordinarily tired, but this was a good note for August to go out on. Maybe September (hah) will include sleep.
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[personal profile] lauradi7dw 2017-09-01 12:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Which are the ones to avoid with tongs? It has been ages since I saw CC and I don't remember muxh.
Edited 2017-09-01 12:42 (UTC)
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[personal profile] alexxkay 2017-09-01 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
A few months ago, I started watching Freebie and the Bean, having read of some connections to one of my favorite comedies, The In-Laws. The first several minutes of FatB consist almost entirely of extreme police brutality on the part of the putative protagonists. I *think* there was intended to be a "humorous edge", but I found it so appalling that I bailed pretty early.

(I did re-watch TIL recently, and found it held up pretty well. A few problematic elements, but Peter Falk and Alan Arkin both were hilarious.)
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[personal profile] gwynnega 2017-09-01 10:29 pm (UTC)(link)
The Children's Hour is worth seeing; it deals with homophobia but doesn't traffic in it.

It's been a long time since I've seen The Celluloid Closet; I'd forgotten about that montage. Occasionally I'll see a 1960s/70s/80s film for the first time in ages and get smacked upside the head by some virulent homophobic content that had sailed over my head when I was a kid.
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[personal profile] lauradi7dw 2017-09-01 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I vaguely remember "The Detective" cited as an example of how extreme violence was being treated as normal movie fare. (or something like that. This is me trying to remember an editorial from 40 years ago)
In my mind there is some overlap between that one and "Cruising" (1980)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080569/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 "Cruising" prompted a lot of protests when it was released, buy a vocal gay community. I guess my mental association was just the police detective angle.
I haven't seen any of the ones you mentioned.