Wild Life

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  • Wild Life

  • Artist: John Goss
  • Year: 1985
  • Duration: 39:30
  • Country: United States
  • A video portrait of two 15 year-old gay Latinos. The piece combines documentary-style interviews with fictional segments in which the young men act out their fantasized day in Los Angeles. As they talk about their lives, we see scenes of them changing into wild-style clothes on the street, cruising around Gay City, meeting their friends in the park, and throwing attitude. They are questioned about the nature of being gay, relationships with friends and lovers, style and image, and their use of gay language. As the tape progresses, the positions of fact and fiction overlap, highlighting the contradictions in their stories and in the video's method of constructing these stories.

  • Accession #: 1468
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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