Queer non-profit and experimental film collective Dirty Looks is set to blend the history of gay male erotica with modern day notions of pornography in a pop-up hour porn theatre in Los Angeles on August 4 beginning at midnight. According to Dirty Looks Creative Director Bradford Nordeen, pornography was historically one of the first places that many gay men saw themselves represented in media. Check out an extensive interview with Nordeen below and head here for more information on the event. HuffPost: For those unfamiliar with the organization, can you tell us a bit about Dirty Looks? We used flyers and graphic design to look kind of like a party so that people unaccustomed with or wary of experimental cinema felt comfortable or curious to check out what was screening. Programmatically, we present experimental film and video from the past alongside newer artworks to show that the historical content is often still as vital and relevant as the day it was made.
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Andrew Volkoff, now in his fourth month as the artistic director of About Face Theater , is about to discover what it might turn out to be. Volkoff, 45, in an recent interview in the lobby of the Biograph Theater on the North Side here. That Mr. Volkoff was speaking in the lobby of a theater where About Face rents space, however, points to the challenges ahead — as does his first full season, announced last week.
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In the age of the Internet, the idea of watching porn in an actual movie house might seem like a quaint act from another era — like pumping water or dialing up AOL. At a recent party of and year-olds, someone asked how many people had been to a porn theater. Only three hands went up. Mine was one of them.