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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    /// spoiler alert! ///

    I was so, so convinced that a movie, especially a movie from 1985, would never allow an interracial queer couple to have a relatively okay ending, that I spent the last thirty minutes of this in a half-wince, waiting to see which one of them would die. When it ended -- with them not unscathed, certainly, and the looming possibility of future violence, but in a moment of tender, playful happiness and a very real sense…

  • The Terminator

    The Terminator

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    the thing that stuck out to me rewatching The Terminator as an adult is the perversity of the film's eroticism -- perversity in the sense that it is an eroticism that has to be distanced, mediated, projected, decontextualized. the actual sex scene is whatever, it's pretty bad, awkwardly shot. *direct* sexual representation isn't really Cameron's strong suit (you bet I went down an entire rabbit hole thinking about the hand moment from Titanic after watching this). but much like in…

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  • Strait-Jacket

    Strait-Jacket

    Joan Crawford's performance in Strait-Jacket is like a Meisner activity from hell, it's PERFECT. the constant movement! the commitment! the body language!!

    William Castle movies are super fun generally, but this one really stands out to me for its central performance, smart camera choices, and fun plot moves.

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I think one can both feel sad about the ideological push for repression and homophobic self-loathing that underpins this film, and -- not despite it even, but in part because maybe mired in all that feel seen in a way that a more gentle and accepting symbolic rendering might not do for us -- we can also be really into this extremely cool and weird and gross movie! like yes give me disgusting gore as a metaphor for my perverted…

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  • Braindead

    Braindead

    this is one of the absolute GNARLIEST movies i have ever seen! it's so gross and so campy and so BATSHIT and often you're like.... why is this happening??? and then something unbelievably disgusting happens and then you're like OH THAT'S WHY, WOWZA

    truly i will never look at the Lord of the Rings movies the same

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    god I miss smoking too many cigarettes in LA parking lots with my friends who are also gay, h*rny, and depressed :'( : ....... (

    dysphoria is realizing i will never look like James Duval in a Gregg Araki movie, but maybe i can hope to one day have as good a wardrobe