Queer Wonderlands on Film: Desperate Living and The Wizard of Oz as LGBTQ Narrative
Art Criticism / Cult Film / Desperate Living / Edith Massey / Film Criticism / Film Theory / Gay History / Gay Studies / Gender Studies / John Waters

Queer Wonderlands on Film: Desperate Living and The Wizard of Oz as LGBTQ Narrative

The Wizard of Oz is the story of a Kansas girl swept away to the magical Land of Oz filled with flying monkeys, talking lions and a Wicked Witch. Desperate Living is a film about a mentally insane housewife who murders her husband, ending up in the land of Mortville filled with criminals, lesbians, and … Continue reading

Burt Lancaster, The Only Man I Ever Loved By Robert Curry
Film Criticism / Film History / Memoir / Uncategorized

Burt Lancaster, The Only Man I Ever Loved By Robert Curry

  Burt Lancaster’s favorite curse word was “cocksucker”.  According to Lancaster biographer Gary Fishgall it was not unusual for Lancaster to telephone his producer or director in the middle of the night to dispute a contract or character point.  Often that conversation began with “you cocksucker”.  That was Burt Lancaster, a self-made superstar, aggressive, ambitious, … Continue reading