Director: Jerry Tartaglia
Genre: Short movie, Adult
Duration: 7 min
Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) interweaves images form Jean Genet‘s masterpiece, Un Chant d’Amour with images from gay male sex films. It forces the viewer to question the point of view in looking at “pornographic” images. A.I.D.S. hysteria portrays gay sex as pornographic, politically incorrect, sinful, or, at best, a public health hazard. Ecce Homo asks whether the taboo is against gay sex or against seeing gay sex.
1990 Atlanta International Film Festival Best Experimental Film
“Ecce Homo makes it all worthwhile. It reclaims desire in the age of A.I.D.S. Tartaglia is an artist at the peak of his powers.” Vito Russo, The Advocate
16mm Film – 1989
Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) interweaves images form Jean Genet’s masterpiece, Un Chant d’Amour with images from gay male sex films. It forces the viewer to question the point of view in looking at “pornographic” images. A.I.D.S. hysteria portrays gay sex as pornographic, politically incorrect, sinful, or, at best, a public health hazard. Ecce Homo asks whether the taboo is against gay sex or against seeing gay sex.
“Each of my films portrays some aspect of gay consciousness, sexual representation, or self-identity. At the same time, each film utilizes the medium’s unique potential as visual metaphor. I am not very interested in creating narrative forms, which generally are used to show how gay people are supposed to become lavender carbon copies of straight people. Instead, I work with short, personal, experimental forms which explore and celebrate another kind of conscious human identity.” – Jerry Tartaglia, NYC 1995
I am watching a segment of Genet’s film in which the guard is watching the men and when he removes the gun from inside his jacket he puts the gun in the mouth of one of the men and then I am watching two men kissing each other on the mouth and when I am watching homosex and I am seeing men having homosex and watching the guard having the gun having sex and watching the film with the homosex, I see the men and I watch how they have homosex in the porno film which the cop said was Genet’s film and the cop with the gun was porno and they said when Stonewall was with the cops and the gun, and the film was porno and they said Stonewall was porno and they said the men were not men and the women were not women, and the men with the women were not porno, and the film with the men kissing men on the lips was porno and the cop who was watching the film was a doctor who was watching the porno which was in the film that I was watching with a cop who was not a cop in the film, who was a doctor who was watching the film which was not safe porno because it was not safe to be watching a film with a doctor who was a cop in a film of the men having sex which was porno when they said Stonewall was porno which was not the film they desired to watch when the film of desire was the film of men having homosex in a film with the men, and this man and this man and their desire which was burning in the film of the cop who was watching the police who have the power and the doctors, who are the men with the women, which is not porno, which is what they said was Stonewall which was the film with the women and the men who were not the men with the women, which was not porno, when Stonewall was power which was personal and not porno when it was never really safe for porno which was in the film in which a cop was watching with a gun when the men were having sex with the men and when personal desire is power when it Is unsafe to be watching porno wioth a doctor who is not Stonewall and a cop who is not porno who is watching men having sex with men which is not safe if personal desire is power and the doctor with the power watches the cop in the film by Genet, which was not porno and the doctor watches the power which is unsafe and the porno which is the cop watching with the gun which is in the film which is Genet who was Stonewall which was not safe when desire is power and the doctor and the power are watching us watch the film with the men and the homosex and the personal desire which is power in the film with the Stonewqall homosex which is not the doctor and the cop, which is not porno, in the film with the strength of the person and the sex and the power of the Stonewall and the watching to control the desire, and the fear which is safe asnd the sex which is power in the film which is unsafe when the doctor is power and the person with the sex when the men and the men have homosex and desire the love of the men with desire, who love men who desire the love which is in the film which was Stonewall which was not safe which was power which was in the film which was not safe to watch, when the doctor id the power with the cop and the film which is not porno is safe, which is not Stonewall and the men who love the men who desire in the film which is power, which is Stonewall, are the men who are alive which is power which is not safe when desire is not asfe, which is the doctor who is power with the cop, in the film which is Stonewall which was not safe; which is power!
Personal desire is power. Collective desire is power. Reclaim our desire! Reclaim our power!
şenol erdogan: JEAN GENET, TARTAGLIA ve PORNO-POLITIK
- Director: Jerry Tartaglia
- Runtime:7 minutes