New to DVD and VOD this week:
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION
DOC NYC, IDFA, One World, Docs Against Gravity, Vienna, Frameline, Outfest, and LGBT fests in Copenhagen, Belgrade, and Brussels
An entertaining cultural history of the development and influence of the queer punk scene.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
In the mid-1980s, Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones, a pair of young Canadians, introduced the world to the burgeoning Toronto queer punk scene through homemade zines and scrappy films. In this pre-Internet era, there was no way of knowing that queercore consisted of just two people. Soon enough, their subversive creation spread beyond their bedrooms to attract actual adherents, spawning a radical underground subculture that challenged both the mainstream gay and homophobic punk scenes.