Queer Thoughts

Tonight John Cameron Mitchell, writer, director and star of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (among others) is going to be in town on tour with his Mattachine Dance Party which is “promoting ethical homosexual culture everywhere”. Before the the event he and his fellow artisans are doing a meet-n-greet at the local Queer Center. It sounds if its going to be a press conference style of meet-n-greet so I spent a few moments scratching my head to come with something to say/ask other than, “Oh My Gawd! I love you and your movie!” (which I really do, I have an image from Hedwig tattooed on me. 😉

My thoughts and question being….

In that past few generations of queer history we’ve come through the most server persecution during WWII into an era of hiding for the fear of being involuntarily jailed or institutionalized which ultimately lead to Stonewall and our own cultural liberation during the 70s that then was tested by the AIDS epidemic through the 80s which brings us to today’s 20-something generation who watched the gradual politically corrected acceptance of the now GlBT, lady gaga and logo media crazed public imagine of what gay culture can be.

With the evidence of how media outlets project an often one-sided image while also considering the consequences of any cultures ignorance to its own history: Do we really feel we’ve made any progress by stepping into line with the masses??

If this diatribe is too long to spit out at this event I’ve also edited a short version:

In the past century Queer culture has been through a roller coaster ride of ups and downs landing us in today’s politically corrected acceptance of logo and lady gaga media sensations. With the evidence of how media outlets project an often one-sided image while also considering the consequences of any cultures ignorance to its own history: Do we really feel we’ve made any progress by stepping into line with the masses??

This is not just a question for Hedwig. Please comment! I want to know your opinion as well!!!



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One Comment

  1. Posted August 6, 2011 at 9:04 PM by pug | Permalink

    Perhaps that pug detests being called “gay” and in rebutal demands the moniker queer, homo or faggot might place it in a diffferent group and give a sense of its disdain. Further, the pc takeover of the agenda by militant feminists (read dykes) to become junior-straight-people is little more than capitulation! At 60 odd years, this critter is most certainly continuing its life-long maverick sojourn of cock-sucking.

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