History Lessons

2001, Movie, NR, 65 mins

History Lessons
A tongue-in-cheek montage of images appropriated from newsreels, industrial films, pulp magazines and novels, porno movies, underwear ads, tabloid newspapers, personal photographs and other sources, this film by longtime media artist Barbara Hammer (she made her first short in 1968) addresses popular depictions of lesbians with a sharp sense of humor. It's the third part of a trilogy that began with Nitrate Kisses (1992) and continued with Tender Fictions (1995). Among Hammer's finds — her materials date from the end of the 19th century to the 1960s — are vintage photographs of "mannish girls" and early erotic images of women together. One mon...
Released: 2001 Rated: NR Length: 65 mins

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