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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Vito Russo's Our Time: Episode 1

Hey guys, check out this fabulous buried treasure newly come to light.  Description:
In 1983, Vito Russo produced and co-hosted "Our Time," a television series focused on the gay community. The thirteen episodes that ran on public television station WNYC-TV tackled important issues such as gay history, drag, alcoholism, race, and a famous episode at the dawn of the AIDS crisis featuring Larry Kramer. On-air guests included luminaries such as Harry Hay, Rita Mae Brown, Tennessee Williams, Harvey Fierstein, Quentin Crisp, Lily Tomlin and many other notable public figures.

This first episode includes an interview with Harry Hay and Barbara Gittings, both important figures in the start of the gay liberation movement that I've read about many times but never seen on film. Groovy. I'll be posting a new episode each week.


Greg said...

Very nice! I'll check if it's on Netflix; I'd love to watch it.

Russ Manley said...

Don't know about Netflix but all the episodes are on YouTube.

Davis said...

I knew Barbara Gittings quite well and her partner too.

Russ Manley said...

How cool, she was a great advocate for gay rights from way back.

Davis said...

Barbara was active in the Daughters of Bilitis way back when I was a young teenager. A great gal - truly - charming, extremely erudite and one brave human being.

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