Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

Director: Lisa Ades, Lesli Klainberg Cast: Todd Haynes, Ang Lee

DVD (Black & White)


Gay, lesbian, and transgender filmmakers, actors, and critics explore the history of queer cinema in this made-for-cable documentary. Eschewing any overarching narration, co-directors Lesli Klainberg and Lisa Ades illustrate archival footage and film clips with dozens of interviews. They also provide timelines and factoids to punctuate the discussion of specific eras. Although the background material and the interviewees allude to the subtext of Hollywood classics, the bounty of world cinema, and the history of experimental film, the focus remains squarely on the American independent movement, from the 1960s underground through the New Queer Cinema of the early '90s to the post-Brokeback Mountain landscape of 2006. Interview subjects range from cultural commentator Michael Musto and actors Alan Cumming and Jane Lynch to directors John Cameron Mitchell, Jennie Livingston, and Randy Barbato. Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema made its bow July 16, 2006, on the Independent Film Channel.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2006
UPC: 0754703762696
Original Release: 2006
Rating: NR
Source: Wolfe Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:22:00

Special Features

Bonus interviews include Coming Out Stories, First gay movie memories, favorite movie love scenes and more; Chapter stops; Full frame; Dolby 2.0

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Todd Haynes Participant
Ang Lee Participant
Jennie Livingston Participant
Heather Matarazzo Participant
John Cameron Mitchell Participant
Jenni Olson Participant
Rose Troche Participant
Gus Van Sant Participant
John Waters Participant
B. Ruby Rich Participant
Angela Christine Participant
Alex Vachon Participant
Stephen Gutwilling Participant
Randy Barbato Participant
Jane Lynch Participant
Dan Bucatinsky Participant
Don Roos Participant
John Cooper Participant

Technical Credits
Lisa Ades Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lesli Klainberg Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Alison Palmer Bourke Executive Producer
Steve Boves Sound/Sound Designer
Andrea French Sound/Sound Designer
Ari Gold Score Composer
Ari Gold Score Composer
William Hansen Sound/Sound Designer
Claudia Katayanagi Sound/Sound Designer
Caleb Mose Sound/Sound Designer
Ruben O'Malley Cinematographer
John Pirozzi Cinematographer
Bill Porter Score Composer
Rachel Reichman Editor
Tammie Rhee Co-producer
Evan Shapiro Executive Producer
Tim Stubelek Sound/Sound Designer
Jessica Wolfson Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema
1. Early Hollywood [6:54]
2. Post Stonewall [4:27]
3. Outrageous Cinema [3:38]
4. The 70's & 80's Shift [9:03]
5. The AIDS Effect [2:43]
6. A Place at the Table [6:00]
7. The New Queer Cinema [5:35]
8. By, For & About [6:57]
9. Out of the Closet [3:12]
10. A New Market [5:45]
11. Community Building [5:15]
12. Transgender Representation [4:46]
13. Changing Times [7:09]
14. Chaning Landscape [8:36]
15. End Credits [1:35]

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