Thursday, February 24, 2011

The sons of Tennessee Williams: New Orleans documentary about gay Mardi Gras krewes

From Band of Thebes (see blogroll) comes this attention to the documentary "The Sons of Tennessee Williams," about the first gay krewes in mardi gras.
Seven or ten years before Stonewall, these men created a safe space for gay social clubs during a period of intense vice squad crackdowns on their bars. Over time their organizations would become powerful political forces for recognition and equality in New Orleans. Wolfe spent 18 years on the project.

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