Todd Haynes' work has always moved me, and it's no different now that he's made this documentary. Warhol's contemplative use of film to alter and play with the audience's perception of time and space is expressed brilliantly, and Haynes captures Warhol's creative energy. The footage was exciting to see, and hearing the demos were lovely; I loved Maureen's story about singing After Hours! Lou was a fascinating figure, and I wish there was more detail about his falling out with John Cale. They were two of the most creative voices in pop rock, and I still listen to their music constantly.
Finding media from this era of lgbt history already feels rare, so finding a whole documentary short was incredible. I didn't know what to expect, and I was surprised by how modern the depiction of the main subject was. Considering how easy it would be to simply discuss gender identity, it was great that there was some focus on themes of inner desires, feelings, and motivations too. The ending is also really poignant!
Thanks to the Black Film Archive for making me aware of this short.
This movie made me so happy oh my goodness...the main character was so well-written and cool and there's obviously a lot of love put into the family's dynamics. This was genuinely funny at times, and I love the little quirks the animators added in! Can't wait to rewatch this, there are a lot of details I'm sure I missed.
SURREAL BREAKNECK HORROR HIGH POP ART MADNESS. I've been fascinated and in love with this movie like most, and I especially appreciate how every aspect is infused with Japanese culture; the music, the animation and effects, the costuming, the nicknames, the house itself, the spirits, the backstory of Gorgeous' family, everything has a feel that so otherworldly and fantastic, and it's AMAZING!