Issue 12 Vol. 1 | November 2013November 4, 2013
It’s Not The Homosexual… Panel Speaker Profile – Greg ScorzoNovember 12, 2013
12pm Saturday 16th November, 2013
The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, WC1N 1JD London
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IT’S NOT THE HOMOSEXUAL WHO IS PERVERSE BUT THE SOCIETY IN WHICH HE LIVES …
Dir: Rosa Von Praunheim | Germany, 1971 | 67 mins
ONE+ONE FILMMAKERS JOURNAL presents a rare screening of Rosa Von Praunheim’s underground queer classic It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives. Made in Germany in 1971, the film is a strong indictment of bourgeois gay German culture and was incredibly controversial upon its release. Feeling politically motivated, 50 gay rights groups sprang up in Germany after the release of this film, yet it also sparked outrage from some gay audiences, particularly at American screenings. Some quotes from the film give a flavour of its thesis:
‘Faggots don’t want to be faggots. They don’t want to be different. They live in a dream world of glossy magazines and Hollywood movies’
‘Let’s work together with the blacks and women’s liberation. Get involved politically. Being gay is not a career.’
‘As the gays are being despised by the square as ill and inferior, they try to become more square to remove their guilty feeling with an excess of bourgois virtues’
Following the screening, the audience is invited to debate its implications and relevance to today’s gay culture. Is it overly harsh and bitter? Does its criticisms still hold true, if they ever did?