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The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 8, August 1972 - File 015. 1972-08. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/3723/show/3718.

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Title The Nuntius & Our Community, Vol. 3, No. 8, August 1972
Contributor
  • Frank, Phil
Date August 1972
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 28912012
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).; This newspaper issue is missing pages 10-11.
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Title File 015
Transcript BOOK REVIEWS! SCREENING THE SEXES: HOMOSEXUALITY IN THE MOVIES by Parker Tyler, 1972, published at $10 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York; 367 pages, by Alan Parker Tyler is a noted movie critic who has produced what his publishers call his "masterwork," "The definitive book" on hidden homosexual motifs and explicit male and female homosexuality in Sometimes it begins at this age Death in Venice both commercial and avant-garde films. As the publishers further claim, it is indeed true that he surveys the cinematic scene from Mae West to Garbo, from Fel- lini to Warhol, from Bogart to Brando, from high art to "beavers" and metabeavers, from drag queens to stag stars, from Hollywood buddies to mother mockers, from suave dykes to "sticks and stoners"-- and all of this magnificent array is handled with constant references to hundreds of truly be said that he documents his subject through decades of film history. This is not to say, however, that the average gay reader would be attracted by Tyler's work. It is in no sense aimed at the one- handed reader who seeks the titi- Page 16 Ration and arousal of hard-core porn. Rather, it is the kind of sophisticated writing which would be most appropriate for the coffee tables of the gay literati and of the tables of the gay literati and of the liberated straights. Although highlv readable at points, SCREENING strongly conveys the impression thatits author is turned on by verbosity and semantic games and is probably averse to making strong, clear, cogent statements. In contrast, he seems to wallow in his own ego-tripping and the convoluted nuances of language. In many instances, he seems to make his point in spite of, rather than because of , his style of writing. In a very real sense, this is a radical book for it exposes and lays wide open what once was all closed doors, whispers, insinuations, scandals, charades, and pornography. It demonstrates, as Tyler intended, "that the simple, reactionary two-sex system is a much outdated institution which reality should persuade us to junk" Finally, the gay reader who thinks he may be interested in SCREENING should bear in mind that Tyler has not meant to present this repetory here in any solemn academic way, a way lacking humor. If he goes for fun and strategies and innuendo, it is because that is what sex does, in life as in the movies, he says. In the realm of mischievous fun and grim mischief, the movies are never off the mark. All this makes for a poetry of sexual wit. in sexual matters, more than others, the movies become profound. Herein lies one of the principal points of SCREENING. By the way, anyone who has been to movies in the past few years will cream his jeans when he peruses the 69 illustrations including such notable scenes as the late George Sanders (erstwhile husband of Zza Zza Gabor) in drag and Hepburn with a crew- cut. You'll also want to read some of Tyler's intriguing comments on the most widely discussed flicks of recent years: The Boys in the Band, Myra Breckinridge, Stari- case, Death in Venice, The Killing of Sister George, Fellini Sat- yricon, and a myriad of others. BEWARE! You never can tell anymore who is in that tight pair of pants or those cut-offs. This past month several people were arrested in Dallas for making improper advances to a vice- officer in three different parks. The vice are everywhere it seems as is the usual trend for mem during election times. It is not only the parks and public places that are being in- NEW BAR OPENS IN DALLAS Dallas has a new gay bar, Chris' Lounge, located at 4025 Mapel (near OaKLawn). The managers have announced that they will work with the gay community for the benefit of all. Some of the interesting events planned are a Pool Tournament -- Monday nights for women; Wednesday nights for men. On Tuesday nights there is free Bingo. There will be live shows on Friday and Saturday nights starting August 7th. with Big Bad Wayne and the Bandits playing. For more information, call 526-9558. BUY GAY vaded. In almost every bar in the city there have been plainclothes officers asking for ID and just generally checking. There is no special time or place or dress required for these officers so be on your guard. There is a city ordinance that you must have an ID, so whether it be walking your dog or out for a good time, take care and be careful of what you take. FOREIGN CAR SERVICE 5415 Fannin at Calumet FREE ESTIMATES on body work and repair Foreign Car Specialist a tat -«Sfp? 528 9362 Hours 6 A.M. to 10 P.M.
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