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Poison [electronic resource] / inspired by the novels of Jean Genet ; produced by Christine Vachon ; written and directed by Todd Haynes.

Publication:
New York, NY : Zeitgeist, 1991.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (86 minutes)
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Subjects:
Gay men -- Drama.
Gay prisoners -- Drama.
Parricide -- Drama.
Sex -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
The second feature directed by Haynes -- the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven, I'm Not There and the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce -- this groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales -- 'Hero,' 'Horror' and 'Homo'-that build toward a devastating climax. 'Hero,' shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; 'Horror,' filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while 'Homo' explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by right-wing figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed March 14, 2016).
Contributor:
Haynes, Todd, director.
Vachon, Christine, producer.
Alexander Street Press.
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OCLC:
945217448
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.