From: Fred Camper (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 03 2009 - 12:31:17 PST
Quoting Freya <email suppressed>:
> ....As for Gregorys attitude to the U.S. souring AFTER he left for
> Europe, my understanding was that attitudes towards gay people in
> the U.S. and in particular in the experimental film scene of the
> time, played a big part in him leaving the U.S. in the first place.
> Basically he was driven out of both....
> It's ironic to me that Gregory was so lambasted and attacked for
> being "too obsessed with this homosexual thing"....
Do you have any evidence for any of ths? Where did you get this information.
I know of a notorious attack on an early Markopoulos film in "Films in
Review," an attack so cowardly it didn't even use the "H-word," and
then an early Jonas Mekas critique of homosexuality that he later
retracted completely. These were no later than the 1950s. So what's
your evidence for these statements?
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