The Gay rock and roll years

United Kingdom, 1991

Film
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A history of the anglo-saxon gay and lesbian movement scored to the liberating popular tunes of the last 25 years. Moving from the initial struggle for gay law reform, to the revolutionary politics spurned by Stonewall to the homophobic policies initiated under Thatcher and the New Right, this film is a celebration of the achievements and struggles of gay and lesbian activists. Funny, inspiring and bound to get your feet tapping “The Gay Rock and Roll Years” is a great introduction to queer history. Songs featured include Doris Day singing “Secret Love”, The Kinks doing “Lola”, Sylvester singing “You Make Me feel (Mighty Real) and Culture Club asking “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?”. From rockabilly to soul to glam to disco to punk to house: we’re gay, we’re proud, we don’t ever stop the dance.

Credits

production company

Fulcrum

BBC

producer

Clare Beavan

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303429

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Gay liberation movement

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Gay liberation movement

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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