"Out" Takes

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  • "Out" Takes

  • Artist: John Goss
  • Year: 1989
  • Duration: 13:00
  • Country: United States
  • Gay sensibility, homophobia and gender roles on broadcast television are outlined by juxtaposing scenes from two children's shows: Pee Wee's Playhouse and Maido Osawaga Seshimasu (We're Always Making Trouble), a prime-time sitcom from Japan. Rex Reed's outrageous critique of Pee Wee (Paul Ruebens) highlights the self-perpetuating closet of Hollywood and the perceived threat of the show's gay subtexts. Reed's opposition to Pee-Wee, and Reuben's technique of innuendo, double-entendre, and gender-switching, both appear equally repressed compared to the explicit frankness of the Japanese series.

  • Accession #: 1614
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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