Gay Guide to Camp and Cult Films


Paul Roen, Leyland Publications, 1997, Softcover, 222 pages, First Edition.



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Critics on High Camp vol. 1:


"The expected icons--Davis, Crawford, Swanson, Dietrich, Garland and Tennessee Williams--are particularly well-represented. But with around 150 films represented, there's something to surprise or startle everyone."
--Gay Times (London)


"I loved it. This handy guide to cinematic perversity features lengthy descriptions of camp classics and kitsch-to-be as seen through Roen's distinctive gaze. The result is both informative and entertaining as hell." --Shock Cinema


"Paul Roen's High Camp spends little time defining camp but dishes it delightfully out ... And he can be very, very funny, the only infallible sign of a true camper. High Camp is the rare sort of 'guide' that's a pleasure to read cover to cover." --Lambda Book Report


"If i called Roen a 'prissy old queen,' you'll probably, think I'm insulting him. but Roen's pomposity and bitchiness are what give High Camp its texture and atmosphere...I think of Roen as the Maria Montez of gay intellectuals!"



That's what the critics said about High Camp, Vol. 1, and Volume Two contains an even greater array of cinematic madness! From Herules to Auntie Mame, from Greta Garbo to Jeff Stryker, from Bomba the Jungle Boy, to Kitten with a Whip, every icon of gay camp and cult is represented. Barbara Stanwyck at her bitchiest! Joan Crawford at her witchiest! Carmen Miranda at her ditziest! These are movies gay enough to turn the very air itself lavender!



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