Re: Question about the relationship between Coni Beeson's HOLDING and Barbara Hammer's DYKETACTICS

From: Chuck Kleinhans (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Jun 19 2009 - 15:10:23 PDT

Yes, you re right, it was HOLDING.

My source was Barbara herself--she's svery accessible and would
doubtless like to talk to you (or anyone else who is interested in
her films).


On Jun 17, 2009, at 9:51 PM, Alison Hoffman wrote:

> In an earlier post from January 2009 regarding Coni Beeson's work,
> Chuck Kleinhans mentioned that Barbara Hammer's DYKETACTICS was
> (partially) a response to one of Coni Beeson's films (he mentions
> TOUCHING, but I think he really means HOLDING, her "lesbian sex
> film"). I'm really curious about this connection. I'm studying
> both of their films, but in all of my research so far, I haven't
> found an explicit link that attests to this, except for Chuck's post.
> So, Chuck, since you've done some wonderful work on Barbara's films
> (a great resource for me, BTW), I'd be grateful if you expounded on
> this a bit. If anyone else can offer any anecdotes, info., etc.
> about the link between Beeson's HOLDING and Hammer's films from the
> seventies, I'd be more than happy to read and learn.
> Thanks.
> Alison R. Hoffman
> Cinema & Media Studies
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