Three Dollar Cinema: The Down and Dirty DIY of Queer Production

  title={Three Dollar Cinema: The Down and Dirty DIY of Queer Production},
  author={Curran Nault},
  journal={Journal of Film and Video},
  pages={63 - 84}
  • Curran Nault
  • Published 24 August 2018
  • Art
  • Journal of Film and Video
©2018 by the board of trustees of the university of illinois i met them below the bridge shortly after 9:00 a.m., bearing coffee and breakfast tacos: a motley assembly of misfit mediamakers, arty queers, and nonconformist nerds like me, all scattered among the trash­cluttered banks of Waller Creek in downtown Austin, Texas. This was not the first time I had visited the set of a CHRISTEENE music video, but it was my first day “on the job” as a cursory member of the “Workin’ on Grandma” crew… 

Figures from this paper



Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture

"Slug and "Lettuce", "Pathetic Life", "I Hate Brenda", "Dishwasher", "Punk and "Destroy", "Sweet Jesus", "Scrambled Eggs", "Maximumrocknroll" - these are among the thousands of publications which

Gregg Araki: Guerrilla Film-Maker for a Queer Generation

Upon its release in 1995, The Doom Generation, Gregg Araki's most recent feature, might have seemed at first glance a radical departure for an artist proclaimed a pioneer of the Queer New Wave.

Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema

What does camp have to do with capitalism? How have queer men created a philosophy of commodity culture? Why is cinema central to camp? With chapters on the films of Vincente Minnelli, Andy Warhol,

DIY: The Rise of Lo-Fi Culture

A well informed study that champions the unsung heroes and heroines of DIY distribution in art, music, literary zines and culture. This exploration of lo-fi culture traces the origin of the DIY

The celluloid closet : homosexuality in the movies

Celluloid Activist is the biography of gay-rights giant Vito Russo, the man who wrote The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies, commonly regarded as the foundational text of gay and lesbian

Cable Visions: Television Beyond Broadcasting

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I Institutions and AudiencesIntroduction 1 The Moms 'n' Pops of CATV Megan Mullen2 A Taste of Class: Pay-TV and the Commodi?cation of Television in Postwar America

Production studies : cultural studies of media industries

Introduction: Production Studies: Roots and Routes, Vicki Mayer, Miranda Banks, and John Thornton Caldwell. Part One: Histories of Media Production Studies. 1. Bringing the Social Back In: Studies of

The Author as Producer

You will remember how Plato, in his project for a Republic, deals with writers. In the interests of the community, he denies them the right to dwell therein. Plato had a high opinion of the power of

Families in the U.S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics

Families in the U. S.: Kinship and Domestic Politics, an interdisciplinary anthology edited by Karen V. Hansen and Anita Ilta Garey, is part of Temple University Press's Women in the Political

The Twilight of Equality? Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on Democracy

Purpose – To explore the experience of a key member of the UK equalities policy‐making elite, interrogating her shift from activist to top‐ranking equalities professional. To focus attention