The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2010)

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THE SONS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast and fantastic culture of wildly popular 'drag balls' starting in the late 1950s. These men ... See full summary »


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24 October 2011 | sauld-194-105230
A gay liberation documentary with universal appeal
Tim Wolff's documentary serves well to fill in some of the blanks in gay liberation history, and does so in a delightfully entertaining and often comical way, setting it apart from the norm. It also provides a little seen view of Carnival Krewe activities behind the scenes, and highlights traditions of costuming in extremes that are shared by many other New Orleans krewes and social aid and pleasure clubs. On a personal note, it records the lives and memories of many old friends and acquaintances who survived the AIDS epidemic of the 80's and 90's, as well as sharing stories of some of the more prominent members of the scene back then who succumbed during those painful years. Tim shines a poignant light of reverence, respect, and love on these early pioneers of gay liberation in the South. Well worth watching and has universal appeal, as do the now popular gay clubs of New Orleans.

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