Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?
Film

Why Isn’t The Paperboy A Canonized Camp Classic?

You can tell a whole lot about a film’s impact by the GIFs that remain peppered throughout the Internet even years after its release. For Lee Daniels’s gloriously trashy The Paperboy, its afterlife is preserved in slow-as-molasses, steamy grabs of heartthrob Zac Efron’s Jack Jansen languishing in itty bitty, tighty whities, flexing his tautly muscled … Continue reading

What Bodies And Whose Stories Do We Primarily Witness Onstage?: Intersectional World-Making With Kinetic Light’s “DESCENT”
Performance

What Bodies And Whose Stories Do We Primarily Witness Onstage?: Intersectional World-Making With Kinetic Light’s “DESCENT”

In Feminist, Queer, Crip, Alison Kafer speaks to the presumed lack of disability in imagined, idealized futures. “If disability is conceptualized as a terrible unending tragedy,” she writes, “Then any future that includes disability can only be a future to avoid. A better future, in other words, is one that excludes disability and disabled bodies; … Continue reading

I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, I Guess I Never Do: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of SSION’s “At Least The Sky Is Blue”
Music

I Don’t Know Where We’re Going, I Guess I Never Do: A Shot-By-Shot Interpretation Of SSION’s “At Least The Sky Is Blue”

SSION’s Cody Critcheloe transforming into a blue fingernail-sporting, drag version of Liza Minnelli. performing Neil Young’s “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black),” was a vision I didn’t know I needed. But I did. Desperately. Ever since the release of SSION’s new music video “At Least The Sky Is Blue,” which Critcheloe also directed, Marion … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Carlos Reyes’s “West Side Club” At Bodega
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams’s GIF Review: Carlos Reyes’s “West Side Club” At Bodega

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers, and welcome to our latest installment of GIF reviews. This time, I’m focusing on Carlos Reyes current exhibition West Side Club at Bodega. In his show, Reyes created a series of sculptures out of wood salvaged from the former sauna at Chelsea’s still open West Side Club. I know, … Continue reading

You Have No Idea How Weak I Am: Michelle Handelman’s “Hustlers & Empires”
Art

You Have No Idea How Weak I Am: Michelle Handelman’s “Hustlers & Empires”

Is there a choice to be a hustler? That question, which flits onscreen in a flurry of bold black and white text, is posed to three iconic historical and fictional hustlers who sit on a futuristic dystopian panel that resembles purgatory for radicals in Michelle Handelman’s new multi-channel video installation Hustlers & Empires. Of course, … Continue reading