Scorpio Rising (1970)
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[VIDEO ESSAY] Evocatively transgressive and subversively poetic, "Scorpio Rising" is a cinematic rebel yell against the fiercely anti-gay hypocrisies of American culture that still dog society in the 21st century.
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This movie mixes up things I love and then makes them seem gay, I don't know about you, but I find that insulting, yet I'm interested by the way these things are combined.
Extremely heavy handed and opinionated, but from a visual standpoint it's amazing. The creativity and camerawork is very ahead of its time. What ruins it is the message that is so obvious and overbearing, you can't help but be turned off by the assumptions it makes about biker gangs and masculinity. Maybe it was more interesting back in the 70s, but it just seems like propaganda now.
Deduct a half-star if razzle-dazzle editing doesn't intrigue you, and add a star if you're a gay man with a biker fetish.
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