IN THE LIFE: AT THE MOVIES {CHARLES BUSCH} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of programs that explores topics that concern gay men and lesbians, often in a comic format. Charles Busch portrays a variety of characters while hosting this program about gay films. In program highlights, Busch plays a critic of gay films; Ann Bannon, author of "Odd Girl Out," discusses why she stopped writing; Jeffrey Lunger and Sande Zeig discuss gay film festivals and student filmmakers; Mark Finch talks about bringing gay film work into the mainstream; the film "Basic Instinct" is discussed; and Raoul O'Connell talks about his student film "A Friend of Dorothy." Also included are clips from "Forbidden Love," "Okoge," "Strange Journey," "Time Out," "The Teapot," and "A Friend of Dorothy"; and a discussion about the depiction of gays in films of the past and the treatment of gays by the Hollywood film industry in the 1940's. No commercials.

Acquisition and cataloging of this program was made possible by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


Details

  • NETWORK: PBS
  • DATE: February 18, 1993
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:41
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:31954
  • GENRE: Comedy/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: PBS - TV series, 1992-
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • John Scagliotti … Executive Producer
  • David Sit … Executive Producer
  • C.D. Ignacio … Producer
  • R. Katherine Brady … Associate Producer
  • Victor Mignatti … Director
  • Charles Busch … Writer, Host
  • Peitor Angell … Music by
  • Maverick Music … Theme Music by
  • Ann Bannon … Guest
  • Mark Finch … Guest
  • Jeffrey Lunger … Guest
  • Raoul O'Connell … Guest
  • Sande Zeig … Guest