The Sons Of Tennessee Williams (2011)

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The Sons of Tennessee Williams tells the story of the gay men of New Orleans who created a vast culture of public "drag balls" that predates established gay liberation history in the U.S. by nearly ten years. -- (C) Official Site
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Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for The Sons Of Tennessee Williams

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

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Full Review… | October 25, 2011
AV Club
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Full Review… | October 9, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Draws on a treasure trove of archival footage to show the evolution of New Orleans' gay community over half a century.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
New York Post
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The talking-head testimonials succeed one another so quickly that it becomes difficult to track individual personalities, a structural problem that works to dissolve unique stories...

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
New York Times
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The Sons Of Tennessee Williams takes a simple-maybe too simple-approach, mixing archival footage with talking-head interviews and shots of people sewing sequins and applying makeup.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
AV Club
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Whether it's a product of the city's laid-back, party-hearty nature or a fault of the filmmaking, Sons makes for a pleasant sit but doesn't really have the substance to deliver the aimed-for tenor of inspirational struggle.

Full Review… | October 4, 2011
Variety
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Audience Reviews for The Sons Of Tennessee Williams

Interesting bit of civil rights history from New Orleans, but it lacked passion.

Christian C
Christian C

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A great piece of American history with rare photos from the 30s-50s and beyond of gay life in New Orleans. We are talking contributions pre-Stonewall here. This documentary entails fantastic first hand accounts, amazing costumes and just a fun and educational film that will leave you in awe of our collective history.

Zandra Ellis
Zandra Ellis

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