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Dance With Me In The Disco Heat: Disco Memories In Bradley Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #2: Shine’
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Dance With Me In The Disco Heat: Disco Memories In Bradley Wester’s ‘DISCOurse #2: Shine’

“Dancing’s total freedom be yourself and choose your feelin’ come on get up wanna see some swingin’, swayin’, movin’, groovin’, slidin’, glidin’, rockin’, reelin’, come on get up everybody dance” –Sylvester “Dance (Disco Heat)” In Fiona Buckland’s captivating and almost criminally under-read Impossible Dance: Club Culture and Queer World-Making, Buckland analyzes the queer worlds created … Continue reading

Smashed on Trashy Mexican Pulp Fiction Illustrations at ‘Pulp Drunk’
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Smashed on Trashy Mexican Pulp Fiction Illustrations at ‘Pulp Drunk’

Who can deny the artistry and conceptual power of a muscle man pumping iron while a psychotic clown strangles a fellow circus performer? I know I can’t. I only just now understand what David Lynch meant when he screeched about “Crazy Clown Time.” Last weekend, I discovered this aptly-titled illustration “Untitled (Clown attacking woman while … Continue reading

Going (Mid) West! Filthy Dreams’ Hellcat Search for Hoosiers Playlist
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Going (Mid) West! Filthy Dreams’ Hellcat Search for Hoosiers Playlist

  Screw winter! We’re goin’ West–Midwest, that is! Why, you ask? We’re going on a Hellcat voyage through neon-lit churches, strip clubs in barns, small towns and bars in search for a Great Dark Man–ahem, I mean, for Hoosiers! Kurt Vonnegut has this to say about Hoosiers: “I don’t know what it is about Hoosiers, … Continue reading

Nightclub School: An Audiovisual Tribute to Steve Strange
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Nightclub School: An Audiovisual Tribute to Steve Strange

Why hello there, my loyal lovely Filthy Dreams readers! What’s that? What’s this colorfully excessive makeup I have on? Oh well, Mary, I’m wearing it in tribute to Steve Strange, the Blitz Kid and frontman of the New Romantic band Visage who sadly passed away recently. Born in Wales as Steve Harrington, Strange’s first foray into … Continue reading

Of Discoballs and Baseball Bats: Anna Campbell’s Queer Objects in ‘Etiquette Kit’
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Of Discoballs and Baseball Bats: Anna Campbell’s Queer Objects in ‘Etiquette Kit’

In José Esteban Muñoz’s now probably over-quoted introduction to Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, Muñoz describes, “Both the ornamental and the quotidian can contain a map of the utopia that is queerness” (1). Similar to Muñoz’s assertion, artist Anna Campbell works almost exclusively with “the ornamental and the quotidian” as a site for … Continue reading

Loose Woman On The Loose: Psykho 3 The Musical
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Loose Woman On The Loose: Psykho 3 The Musical

Why hello there, Mary! Brrrrrrrr! Quick! Come on in and pour yourself a hot toddy. It’s fre-fre-freezing out! Whether you’re wearing 20 layers to walk a block, huddling under the covers or trying desperately to remember what warm feels like, we’ve got the perfect solution to these mid-winter blues: Psykho 3: The Musical. You’ll have such … Continue reading