from Flaming Creatures, Jack Smith, 1962

Smith is a really interesting figure in the NY mid-century gay underground.  He’s also from my home town in Ohio.  His film aesthetic traffics in some pretty heavy orientalism, but this film is interesting because it was screened in Congress for obscenity law and anti-pornography hearings in the early 60s. Smith died from AIDS-related pneumonia in 1989.

  1. pathetic--aesthetic reblogged this from sisterdevil and added:
    this is also something i believe i need to see.
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