Portia Manson's Hippie Dick! in Dirty Looks Volume 4
April 16, 2019 8:31 AM   Subscribe

Portia Manson's Hippie Dick! in Dirty Looks Volume 4
I contributed an article to the new issue of queer film journal Dirty Looks on Portia Manson/Gene Barnes, who produced six issues of the erotic queer zine Hippie Dick! in the early 90s, made experimental films like Mercury Rising, and died at the age of 31 in 1995 from AIDS-related meningitis. He was the subject of the tribute song R.I.P. by Bikini Kill. (Gene had attended Evergreen College at the time of the nascence of the riot grrrl movement.)

I interviewed Portia's friends, fellow radical faeries, and contributors and collaborators to the zine and film projects, and read zines at the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California to research the article.

Dirty Looks is a touring series of queer experimental film screenings curated by Bradford Nordeen. This is the fourth of a series of Volumes of print materials relating to queer experimental film. Upcoming screenings and events (this week in Portland, next week in San Francisco, for instance) where Volume 4 will also be available are listed on the website.
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