Essential documents of what now seems almost a fantastical time and place—San Francisco from the late 1960s into the early ’80s—THE COCKETTES (2002) and WE WERE HERE (2011) respectively tell the stories of the outrageous glitter-bombed, gender-bent performance troupe and a heroic response to the harrowing impact of the AIDS epidemic on a blindsided populace. Keyframe catches up with filmmaker David Weissman.
MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE (1996) is Riot Grrrl meets CARNAL KNOWLEDGE, celebrating its heroine’s agency by charting her route to it, fueled by feminist sass and a gender-fluid sensibility, lots of raw candor and barbed wit, and the absolute charm of its cast.
Hooman and Chris sit down with Eddie Muller the host of TCM’s Noir Alley franchise. Muller writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories, and …