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Connections, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1981 - File 008. 1981-06. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/2513/show/2507.

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Title Connections, Vol. 3, No. 6, June 1981
Contributor
  • Olinger, James K.
Publisher Olinger, James K.
Date June 1981
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 5962584
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 008
Transcript CONNECTIONS1 Max and Rudy (Michael Timcisko) before their arrest the love scene, neatty solving the "problem." In his "Gay Manifesto for the 80s" article in the January Christopher Street, Michael Denneny refers to this scene: "The theatrically and theoretically brilliant climax of the play is not the noble expression of yet another doomed love but the simultaneous orgasm of the two lovers as they face the audience - a moment that truly shocks the public, including gays." This is an important part of Denneny's argument that "The central issue of gay politics is sexuality." The terrible oppression which gay people have suffered under the Judeo- Christian "morality," which has often been just as horrifyingly cruel and unjustified as the Nazi oppression, stems directly from the refusal of that "morality" to honestly deal with sexuality. Hypocritically, as part of the patriarchal dominance which characterizes the judeo-Christian morality. any manifestation of sex except procreation is prohibited. Hypocritically, because the patriarchal is now combined with the capitalistic impulse, which constantly uses sex in its money-making hardsell techniques. Hypocririr-^iy too. because it re- "/ can Finally hold you" fuses to see that this denial (no free discussion of sex, let alone real sex education) has led to the current torrential outburst of divorces and is certainly directly connected with the violence which has characterized our puritanical country from its founding. All the people involved in this production deserve our thanks, including the fine actors, director Don Fenner. the set and costume designers, and the people who took over when the Methodist Wesley Foundation backed out on its commitment to fund the production. The Wesleyans' action is what we should expect from the Judeo-Christian establishment. The clergy, especially Wilson Wade, pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church, and Christian laymen who supported the production are shining exceptions. They deserve some special thanks for their integrity and insight. I'm still exhilarated by the fact that the production was so fine and the audience response was great enough to demand an extension of the run. What next? This deserves a "sequel " BENT by Martin Sherman. Directed by Don Fenner. Presented by the Genesius Players at Center Stage. April 21-25. May 5.6, 12, and 13, 1981. Max (Mitch Pileggi) "You should be wearing a pink triangle.'
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