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Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998 - File 038. 1998-06-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3055/show/3043.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 920, June 12, 1998
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date June 12, 1998
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript June 12—June 14 Today begins the final week of the Second Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The following features show at Rice Media Center, Entrance 8, University Boulevard at Stockton SI, and cost $5 each. "Female Closer (USA, 1998, 60 minutes): In her fourth feature documentary, director Barbara Hammer delves into the lives of three upper- middle class lesbians spanning sequential historical eras. Beginning with the Victorian romance of Staten island photographer Alice Austen, Hammer pieces together a passion puzzle with splendid vision and flair. June 12 at 7:30 p.m. and June 14 at 5 p.m. "I, Worst of All" (Argentina, 1990, 105 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles): Adapted from Nobel Prize Winner Octavioz Paz's book "The Traps of Faith," this film by Argentine director Maria Luisa Bemberg explores the birth of lesbian love in a Catholic convent. Entering the order to pursue her passion for writing. Juana Ines de la Cruz (the renowned 17th Century Mexican poet) becomes involved with lhe convent's vicereine. The intimate affair evenlually blooms into a creative act of emotion and prose. June 12 at 9 p.m. and June 13 at 5 p.m. "Peoria Babylon" (USA, 1997, 76 minutes): Gay noir is a novel device. It conjures up images of gun toting drag queens tripping over their lime green pumps, or, in a stranger vein, "Jackie Brown" drag wannabe Pam Grier admitting she's transgender. But Steven Diller's "Peoria Babylon" goes one step further. Attempting to keep a failing art gallery open by staging a heist of valued art treasures that are just fakes of stored originals, Matthew, Jon and Candy scheme to placate Peoria mobster Raul Kessler when he discovers his valued original has been destroyed. New York icon Lady Bunny June 13 at 3 p.m. Series of Shorts: Girl Talk (47 minutes): Girls, sometimes, just wan to have lun. Bul as any sister of the cloth can tell you, lesbian effervescence is truly a world of wonder. Ten shorts ranging from 3 lo 12 minute probe the comic expectations ol gay women, and the lighter side of sexual discovery With titles like "Dangerous When Wet" and "Fingered," you should be able to get the idea. The schedule includes a repeat of "Female Closet." June 14 at 5 p.m. "Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End" (USA. 1996, 90 minutes): A fitting tribute for the festival's close, director Monte Bramer proffers a biopic trek into the life of gay novelist and author Paul Monette. A Massachusetts native born in 1945, Monette rocketed to fame with the biographical account of his lover's prolonged illness in the critically acclaimed "Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir." Monette was Ihe first openly gay man to win the National Book Award in 1992 for his autobiography "Becominutesg a Man: Half a Life Story." The book chronicles what Monette describes as a personal journey from the "coffin world of the closer to the freedom of gay self-acceptance. Director Monte Bramer will attend both shows, and will entertain post-screening question and answer session, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. and June Hal 7:30 p.m. June I J Rich's hosts Miss Camp America's "Wigs On Fire," a Pride month fundraiser benefiting The Assistance Fund. Bering Dental Clinic and several other local charities. Don your biggest hair if you want to compete in the wig contest Rich's, 2401 San Jacinto, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. $25 in advance, S30 at the door. 713-940-STAR. Houston Area Teen Coalition of Homosexuals (H.A.T.C.H.) parties down with their gay version of Prom Night '98. Now in its sixth year, organizers welcome public participation in this unique alternative to school proms that enforce opposite-sex date policies. The Lovette Inn, 501 Lovette Blvd., from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $20. 713- 942-7002. Out ON rh£ BAyou HOUSTON VOICE • JUNE 12. 1998 A GUIDE FOR YOUR LEISURE TIME INTERVIEW: ANTHONY LACASCIO Toe-tapping testosterone LoCascio tells Houston Voice oj tough image, family atmosphere among performers of the elegant style of soft-shoe. Originally from a small steel town north of Sydney. Perry started his career dancing in ihe parage of his teacher. At 17. he worked as an industrial machin- isl before eventually moving to Sydney to follow his dream of becoming a professional dancer. Perry landed a role in the spectacular tap musical "42nd Street," and was subsequently invited to London to perform in the West End production of "Hot Shoe Shuffle," a performance which earned him an Olivier Award. England's equivalenl of a Tony. Alter establishing himself as a consummate lap dancer. Perry returned to Australia and created Tap Dogs" with producer Nigel Trillin. Perry and TriffiH have pumped up the volume lor this lestosterone tap extravaganza, amplifying surfaces on the construction-like sel that the dancers build during the 90-minute show. Wear and tear among dancers, always a common foe. LoCascio by RICH ARENSCHIELDT Just when your ears stopped ringing from their last visit. Tap Dogs" has been released from its kennel for a second romp along the Bayou. Starting June 16. Wortham Center rocks as this group of hunky guys revolutionise (he tap world, tossing (op hats out the windows and replacing Ihem with Blundstone Boots. Created in 1992 by Australian Choreographer Dein Perry, the "Dogs" have vaulted to stardom since their "down under" premiere in 1995. Perry, like many of his cast members, is a veteran Boot Dogs tapping: The 90-minute testosterone tap extravaganza 'Tap " returns to Houston June 16 at the Wortham Center. prevalent in a show like Tap Dogs." "This show goes above and beyond what lap is." company member Anthony LoCascio said in a receni inler- view. The audition process was grueling and when 1 made the cut. 1 had just two weeks to learn the show before it went on tour." LoCascio. a wiry, gregarious New Yorker from Queens, gets emotional when questioned about how he came to be a tapper. "My father was the primary motivation in See TAP/page 3B INTERVIEW: MONTE BRAMER Director 'worked out fears' through gay love story Bramer tells Houston Voice of difficulties in making film by STEPHEN R, UNDERWOOD As a sexually curious 16-year-old boy growing up in a small Iowa town, director and writer Monte Bramer searched for something, anything to teach him about gay sex. By chance, he read a People Magazine book review ol John Rechy's copulative novel The Sexual Outlaw." Wiih his curiosity tweaked, Bramer drove 40 minutes lo a large lown nearby to pur- chase a copy, and once he got it inlo his hands, he couldn't believe what he read. In the book, men had sex everywhere: parks, nightclubs and the streets. It was the free wheeling sex of the 70s, and Rechy believed ihat promiscuous public sex defied mainstream oppression of gays like no other form of politl cal disobedience. The idea of gay sex was just fine wiih Bramer, but he thought something mighl be wrong with Rechy's approach. "At the end of Ihe book, none of these in Paul Monette's book "Borrowed Time." a firsl-person account of the diagnosis and death ol Monette's lover Roger, who died of AIDS in 1986. The book profoundly affected Chronicle: A young Paul Monette with his father as shown in "Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End," a film by Monte Bramer which chronicles the life of the gay novelist. Bramez will introduce the film at both screenings and attend a question and answer session and the festival's closing reception on June 14. his life because it was a gay love story, he said. Personally. Bramer had given See BRAMER/page 4B
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