Archive for the ‘Cine’ Category

Buck Angel, man with a pussy

25 enero, 2014

Buck Angel 2

(…) It started 18 years ago. I saw a documentary about a transsexual and it was like an epiphany. I knew it was going to save my life. I had to do everything on my own. There wasn’t even the internet when I was going through it. I had to go to bookshops and look for books on transsexuals. Finding a doctor, that was difficult, but I found a doctor in LA. He was such a sweetheart. He started shooting me with testosterone. I was very nervous about it, so worried about what I was going to look like, but I knew that without it I was going to commit suicide. I saw immediate changes. In one month I lost my period. The hair took a while but I started building muscle quickly. I went to ten different doctors about my breasts. That cost me a lot of money, but I got two jobs to pay for it. I eventually found a doctor who did, not a mastectomy, but a gynecomastia. I can’t tell you how pleased I am about my chest. Now I take testosterone every week. In Mexico it’s a lot cheaper and I can get it over the counter. I’ll inject it once a week for the rest of my life.

Buck Angel 1

(…) I just wanted to make adult work because there was no one like me in that world. I never thought I was going to be an activist. I was never confident with my genitals but now I can embrace that part of my body that I hated for so long. And I want to share that with people. Not just people with issues with their genitals. My goal is to help make the world a better place for all of us. This hatred that is out there is very scary and I think that it is because people do not know how to deal when they see something different. Because we grow up being told this is how society is, when something does not fit that idea people freak out.

Francis Picabia

22 diciembre, 2013

Francis Picabia as a ballerina in Entr’acte, 1924, a film by René ClairEntr’acte (René Clair, 1924)

Francis Picabia as a ballerina in 'Entr’acte', 1924, René Clair

Milena Flaherty: A Sensual Obsession

2 octubre, 2011

This scar is a sign of radical difference inscribed and displayed in the body, a resistance not congruent, not commensurable with the dialectic of the system… This resistance, the film suggests, is not located within the terms of the productive apparati of power/knowledge, for no “truth” is produced there about Milena’s character; but neither is it located outside of those practices and discourses which constitute the given social world. It is, quite simply, difference.

“What about my time” shouts Milena in a context where time stands for desire…The apparatus of cinema -both classical narrative and avant-garde cinema- has been developed in a culture founded exactly on the exclusion of all discourse in which that question could be posed.

Teresa de Lauretis, Alice doesn´t. Feminism Semiotics Cinema. “Now and Nowhere: Roeg´s Bad Timing“, 1984.