Confirmed Bachelor

Tom Kalin

1994 | 00:02:45 | United States | English | Color | Mono |

Collection: Single Titles


“Criminality may present itself as a kind of saintly self-mastery, an absolute rejection of hypocrisy.”

—Angela Carter, The Sadeian Woman and the Ideology of Pornography (New York: Pantheon Books, 1978)

Confirmed Bachelor shakes up a mix of written and spoken text. Angela Carter’s quote counterpoints fundamentalist voices; shots of hothouse flowers play over a born-again doctor’s commentary on the ins and outs of gay male carnality. This humorless spew of a turgid imagination was lifted from The Gay Agenda, an agit-prop tape circulated in the Senate by Christian conservatives. A collision of disco hooks, floating quotes, and fertile nature, Confirmed Bachelor lovingly smothers their moralistic posturing under a blanket of blooms.

This title is also available on Third Known Nest by Tom Kalin.

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