Excavating The Filthy History on John Waters’ ‘Bill’s Stroller’
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Excavating The Filthy History on John Waters’ ‘Bill’s Stroller’

Why hello there! Come–sit down, take your snow boots off and have a swig from our flask. What are our plans for tonight? Naturally, we’re headed to Beverly Hills…no, of course, not THAT awful Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. We, here at Filthy Dreams, have been waiting with baited breath for tonight’s opening of Beverly Hills John, our … Continue reading

Getting ‘Lucky After Dark’: Uncovering Pittsburgh’s Gay After-Hours Social Clubs
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Getting ‘Lucky After Dark’: Uncovering Pittsburgh’s Gay After-Hours Social Clubs

Both drawing on and emphasizing Cvetkovich’s understanding of queer archives as ephemeral records of affect and memory, the Pittsburgh Queer History Project’s current exhibition Lucky After Dark at Future Tenant, which closes June 29, uncovers the hidden history of Pittsburgh’s gay after-hours social clubs. Continue reading

Once Upon a Time in the Deep Deep South: A Look at ‘Small Town Gay Bar’
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Once Upon a Time in the Deep Deep South: A Look at ‘Small Town Gay Bar’

Needless to say, the city makes us people spoiled. The abundance of possibilities and limitlessness of the outreach perpetuate a lifestyle centered around endless shuffling and seeking the ‘newer’, ‘the prettier’ or simply ‘the better’. Small Town Gay Bar, Malcolm Imgram’s 2006 documentary about two gay bars in deep deep Mississippi serves as a reminder of how not every dish is served with the same ease and hospitality to everyone’s plates. Continue reading