Filthy Dreams’ Totally And Completely Insufficient Resource Guide To Supporting The Fight For Black Lives
Rants and Raves

Filthy Dreams’ Totally And Completely Insufficient Resource Guide To Supporting The Fight For Black Lives

Question for the culture: Just kidding (sorry, Lana) Whew, what a 400 years of the subjugation and violent oppression of Black people in the United States this has been! I mean, week–sure, it’s only been about a week as people across the country and world protest, asserting that Black Lives Matter and fighting against government-sanctioned … Continue reading

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Félix González-Torres “Untitled” (Fortune Cookie Corner)
Art / GIF Reviews

Filthy Dreams GIF Review: Félix González-Torres “Untitled” (Fortune Cookie Corner)

As Minneapolis burns to a crisp after the murder of George Floyd by four homicidal cops (charge and arrest, and then, convict and sentence all of them already!), cities across America see police forces violently spiraling out of control at protesters, including arresting and shooting beanbag rounds at journalists, Trump goes to war with Twitter … Continue reading

Madonna’s Disturbing Quarantine Instagram Presence Is The Most Transgressive Thing She’s Done Since “Erotica”
Camp / Music / Trash

Madonna’s Disturbing Quarantine Instagram Presence Is The Most Transgressive Thing She’s Done Since “Erotica”

A long needle, syringes, gauze and other medical equipment lie strewn on a blood-splattered table. An X-ray of a hip joint. A photograph of an unidentifiable piece of flesh covered in bruises and needle pricks. These were the disturbing images that flickered by after I cautiously committed to watching Madonna’s Instagram stories earlier this week. … Continue reading

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”
Books / Music

That Filthy Five! They Did Nothing To Challenge Or Resist: The Items I Would Steal from “Stranger Than Kindness: The Nick Cave Exhibition”

I am a crooked (wo)man and I’ve walked a crooked mile…what’s that? Oh, I’m just practicing for my inevitable prison crooning after getting pinched for petty larceny aka having some sticky fingers, the same ones that tattooed E.V.I.L. on his brother’s fist (that filthy five! They did nothing to challenge or resist). I mean, that … Continue reading

I Like Boring Things: A.W.W. Bremont’s Horrific Mundane (or Mundane Horror) In “Hey Boy”
Books

I Like Boring Things: A.W.W. Bremont’s Horrific Mundane (or Mundane Horror) In “Hey Boy”

What has Dennis Cooper wrought? Not only writing some of the most deliciously depraved and literary luminous experimental novels for decades, he’s also inspired a multitude of similarly demented writers who came up after him. Of course, Dennis has his own deep and dark influences from the Marquis De Sade to Rimbaud to Jean Genet … Continue reading

A Shrine To Criminals, Cult Icons And Lana Del Rey: Reviewing My Own Devotional Permanent Collection Exhibition
Art

A Shrine To Criminals, Cult Icons And Lana Del Rey: Reviewing My Own Devotional Permanent Collection Exhibition

No. No I don’t want to visit your online viewing room, your digital group exhibition or your virtual gallery. Even more, I don’t want to review your online viewing room, your digital exhibition or your virtual gallery. And Zoom openings? I’d rather go to the opening of my toilet seat. I don’t know about you, … Continue reading

Drag Them To Filth: I Didn’t Get COVID-19 So You Could Write A Bad Think Piece Edition (Part 2)
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: I Didn’t Get COVID-19 So You Could Write A Bad Think Piece Edition (Part 2)

Why hello there, faithful Filthy Dreamers! What do we want? Liberation!!! When do we want it?!!! NOW!!! Ahem…wait…what? I’m sorry, I just got carried away. No, no. Not by the battles for the liberation of marginalized people that have been fighting for decades upon decades. I want to LIBERATE AMERICA!! You know, so I can … Continue reading

Drag Them To Filth: I Didn’t Get COVID-19 So You Could Write A Bad Think Piece Edition (Part 1)
Drag Them To Filth

Drag Them To Filth: I Didn’t Get COVID-19 So You Could Write A Bad Think Piece Edition (Part 1)

Why hello there, dearest Filthy Dreams readers! Does anyone else feel hot or should I obsessively take my temperature again to make sure I’m not backsliding in my virus? Are you feeling your lungs burning? Me too! No no, it’s not the COVID-19. At least not anymore…thankfully I haven’t felt a blazing inferno in my … Continue reading

Cover Yourself In Jesus’s Blood And Watch “Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies” This Easter
Film

Cover Yourself In Jesus’s Blood And Watch “Steven Arnold: Heavenly Bodies” This Easter

Why a hap-hap-hop-hoppy Easter Sunday to you, dearest Filthy Dreams bunnies! What’s that? You’re not religious? That doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate the ecstatic joy of trash religiosity. I mean, this Easter, I feel like I finally understand the resurrection of Christ. I mean, nearly 30 days into my bout with COVID-19, I know how … Continue reading