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Querelle, as seen by Dame Effie Sprinkle IV

Art 4 Botttoms!

Dame Effie Sprinkle IV watches Querelle on iTunes and is thankful that gay films no longer have to be incomprehensible ‘art’ films.

“If you were gay in the 1980s, you couldn’t help but become an intellectual by default due to the fact that in order to see a man’s bottom onscreen you had to watch a lot of foreign films with no plot and lots of subtitles that were shown on Channel 4 in the early hours of the morning.”

Versions • Zola Jesus

Released August 19, 2013
With Versions, Zola Jesus delivers a deft and magical re-imagining of some of her best songs.

“Irrespective of whether the music was made in her bedroom by herself, or the bigger productions of her more recent work; there has always been inherent grandeur and touch of drama to Zola Jesus.”

Screw Your Courage to the Sticking Place

Simon Oldfield Gallery.

Michael Langan talks to Simon Foxall about Queer Art, and how so many images in the pop-culture landscape operate as fantasies that obscure uncomfortable truths.

“South America has always interested me as a Hollywood product, one that has been used as an escapist tool. I think Evita interests me in that way too – do we think of Madonna and the music, or of the glamorous supporter of European fascism?”