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A Case for the Closet

Glenn Belverio

1995 00:29:04 United StatesEnglishColorStereo4:3DV video


In A Case for the Closet, Glennda Orgasm and Judy LaBruce host an episode of Closet Talk. They discuss why they are for people staying in the closet, and attribute coming out of the closet to the mediocrity, and thus downfall, of gay culture. Glennda and Judy establish their new movement, XXX Gay (replacing the postqueer movement), and explain its philosphies and values. Later, they take a trip to the Aesthtic Realist Foundation in Soho in an attempt to find a cure for their homosexuality, but are kicked out before they can get help. Following this clip, Glennda and Judy host the book section of their show, and review three books on the XXX Gay reading list, joined by bisexual author Bruce Benderson. They end with a screening of a segment from Boys in the Band as they perform their very own DIY electroshock gay aversion therapy, hoping to find a cure for their homosexuality. 

Featuring the Aesthetic Realists, Kevin, and Bruce Benderson.

About Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is an independent film and video maker who lives and works in New York City. He began producing and co-hosting the popular Manhattan Cable series The Brenda and Glennda Show in 1990, a talk show that took the art of drag out of the nightclubs and into the streets, mixing politics with humor. In 1993, the series became Glennda and Friends, a post-queer talk show featuring provocative co-stars such as gay pornographer Bruce LaBruce and guerrilla scholar Camille Paglia. Belverio and Paglia's collaborative project Glennda and Camille Do Downtown later became a short film, and was well received at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival. Glenn's work has screened at venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and the New Museum, NY. Glennda and Camille Do Downtown won the Best Short Documentary prize at the 1994 Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Also See: Glenn Belverio: An Interview