FILM: The Advocate for Fagdom
Wednesday, June 22, 7:00 PM
Roxie Theater – TICKETS
THEOFFCENTER is proud to support THE ADVOCATE FOR FAGDOM – A Bruce La Bruce Documentary – Frameline asked us to join as a Community Partner and help help spread the word about this documentary. Bruce La Bruce is a QUEER icon and as such we are honored to have the opportunity to meet him and bring knowledge about him and his work to the larger queer population in San Francisco.
This movie will only play for one night. We strongly recommend you get your ticket now, as we are sure this event will sell out.
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Synopsis: At turns, a transgressive artist in the purest sense of the term, the spiritual son of Kenneth Anger and John Waters, or leader of the Queercore movement, one thing is certain: Bruce LaBruce makes small budget movies full of hardcore sex, political messages and containing as much violence as tenderness, in which he happily crushes any gay attitude clichés while practicing ironic self glorification, mocks any horror movie or dramatic set ups, and avoids all fashionable art trends. Bruce maddens, irritates, enchants, charms, fascinates and mostly keep the LaBruce mystery very much alive.
The Advocate for Fagdom unites the puzzle pieces one by one. Testimonies are combined with rare archive images. Writers, film makers, art galery owners, actors and actresses, photographers, producers, friends and loved ones all join in a game of interpretation, analysis or simple anecdotes. John Waters, Bruce Benderson, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Richard Kern, Rick Castro and others deliver their impressions, theories and confessions. Everything blends into the fascinating portrait of a singular person blessed with singular talents. A complex personality at war not with a system but all systems. The portrait of a man constantly moving between his punk attitude and extreme sensibility.
[From the Frameline Website]
The Advocate for Fagdom
DIRECTOR: Angélique Bosio
Expected Guests: subject Bruce LaBruce
You think you know, but you have no idea. Bruce LaBruce has been called many things in his life, and this film makes the case that the most appropriate—and most flattering—title would be Advocate for Fagdom.
From Canadian farm boy to toast of Toronto and New York underground scenes, LaBruce has made a name for himself with bold art and an unwavering commitment to his own vision, distasteful though it is to many. Writers, filmmakers, gallery owners, actors, photographers, friends and loved ones offer anecdotes, interpretation or analysis of LaBruce and his work. John Waters, Bruce Benderson, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant, Richard Kern, Rick Castro and others are among those who contribute to the patchwork portrait of the hardcore legend, but just enough is held back to keep LaBruce’s enigmatic mystery very much alive.
Fans of LaBruce’s films and those who have been wondering what all the fuss is about will enjoy this exploration of a transgressive artist. Judiciously-chosen clips illustrate the commentary of others, rounding out a more complete picture of a fascinating personality who pushes himself—and those who see his art—to extremes.