SUPER GAY MOVIE REVIEW OF THE WEEK: LAST CALL AT MAUD’S (1993) [DOCUMENTARY]

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The semester is finally over. I am completely happy regarding my career move decision and finally some old demons are being put to rest, so let’s get back to the lez.

And no we aren’t going to get into my POF stories just yet,though I am going to dinner with a hookee (e not er) tomorrow.

After 15 minutes trying to watch a HORRENDOUS camp-done-wrong movie about drag king pirates… Don’t ask… I browsed through my favorite genre, the documentary, looking for something to replace the brain cells. I was really pleased to stumble upon Last Call at Maud’s directed by Paris Poirier.

Plot Snapshot:

With the 1989 closing of the legendary lesbian bar, Maud’s, as a backdrop, you are taken on a historical journey of the lesbian experience in San Francisco over the 23 years it was open for business.

And yes I know some of you weren’t even born by the time it served its last drink.

Full of personal retrospectives, political and cultural context, and just amazing photography, it was a great snapshot of the time. The sense of community that many of us modern day lesbians look for was embodied there. The history that many of us are searching for was created there. The camaraderie and bonds built there have lasted a lifetime. This begs the question, Where did it go?  Did we kill the lesbian community identity? As brought up in the film, do we need it anymore? Do we only want to be lesbians once or twice a month when the lesbian club promoters say we should? Is it any wonder why the next era of lesbians think it is all about partying and sex? Do we need to go back to basics, or are we just over it? 

Thoughts…

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