Welcome to a day of trash, avantgarde and underground – the best of the best, the filthiest of the filthy. This years short film day brings you to the dark side!
Join us 22 floors up at one of Stockholm’s most iconic buildings – DN-skrapan – for the shortest films on the shortest day. And as always – with Cinema Queers epic bar opened the whole night serving fun cocktails!
Cinema Queer Trashy X-mas edition celebrates the queers that dared (and still dares) to walk on the wild side of life. Everything from underground skate witches, x-rated santa parties to fun wild and just outrageous short films.
The full program will be released in mid-December.
The screenings and performance are for free but if you can and want please swish us a support: 123 130 07 97
Since it is a closed event please sign up on the following link:
16:00 Door opens, program 1-3 screened in different rooms. Bar opens
17:30 Program 1-3 screened in different rooms.
19:30 Program 1-3 screened in different rooms.
21:00 Last screening of the films
00:00 Bar closes
Like Alice in Wonderland, let’s dive down the rabbit hole and start our journey through the trash. Hand in hand with Rupaul, rat-owning skaters and left-handed lesbians, our first film program will be an adventure you won’t soon forget.
Fun With a Sausage,
Ingrid Wilhite, 1984, 16 min
A well-placed kielbasa stirs up comic confusion from Castro Street to the inner sanctum of the Left-handed Lithuania Lesbian Collective-
John Sex: The True Story,
Tom Rubnitz, 1983, 4 min
A profile of the East Village personality John Sex.
Tom Rubnitz, 1989 2 min
The films featured drag queen actors such as RuPaul, Sister Dimension, and The Lady Bunny.
Wigstock: The Movie,
Tom Rubnitz, 1987 20 min
The original documentary on the Wigstock festival. Back when it was a much smaller affair in Thompkins Square Park. A full day of peace, love, and wigs…
Danny Plotnick, 1986, 2 min
A glimpse at a trio of tough, rat-owning female skateboarders who terrorize boys who dare to compete with them on their turf.
Marc Hurtado, 1989, 20 min
To describe the events spreading out in Aurore, in Royaume and in Bleu, suitable tools still have to be found ; up until now, nothing much has been said or done about a cinema that quite specifically deals with picture as a sensation.
When the 90s come knocking, it’s a Bull Dyke who opens the door. There will be erotic fish, dessert served by Lady Bunny and the most spectacular lip sync of the decade.
A Day in the Life of a Bull-dyke,
Lorri Millan, Shawna Dempsey, 1995, 10 min
A Day in the Life of a Bull-Dyke follows a big boned butch into skirmishes, drag, and the arms of a beautiful recruit. Filled with all the joy, pain, and ambivalence each of us experiences while negotiating a marginalized identity.
Tom Rubnitz, 1990, 1 min
Having a party and in a fix for a dessert? The “Lady” Bunny has just the recipe: combine a doughnut, Cherry 7-Up, jelly, strawberries, and whipped topping.
Abigail Child,1991, 35 min
Following the melodramatic format that “if it can happen, it will happen,” coincidence and unlikely events abound in Swamp’s gleeful send-up of lurid intrigue, threatened morality, and endless double-crosses.
What I Did Last Summer,
Charles Atlas, 1991, 12 min
The three short, low-tech works in this compilation celebrate downtown New York nightlife at the beginning of the 1990’s. Set in a New York Meat Market restaurant after hours, Butchers’ Vogue features a voguing waiter and waitress, two prostitutes on the run, and a cop.
Suzie Silver, 1992, 4 min
A Spy: Hester Reeve Does The Doors is a gender-bending and thought-provoking mixture of pure visual pleasure with humorous and unsettling undercurrents.
Shu Lea Cheang,1993, 6 min
An erotic lesbian video involving swimming upstream, female power, and fish love. Made as a collaboration under the name E.T. (Ela Troyano) Baby (Jane Castle) Maniac (Cheang).
Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please?
Rosa von Praunheim, 1999, 30 min
Legendary porn star Jeff Stryker plays a stranger from the Midwest who arrives in Hollywood, rents a motel room, and becomes the major fantasy of the owner, his mother and all the other guests.
A new millennium has begun and it smells like Polo Sport. So put on your hiking boots and let us take you on a tour.
Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller, 2023, 15 min
A closeted Arab wholesale perfume seller, attempting to mask his identity with excessive amounts of Polo Sport adjacent cologne, is knocked off center when a charming customer sees through his act.
Henry Hanson, 2022, 19 min
Billy and Elijah are two trans bros who just happen to enjoy jerking off together – in a straight way. But when Billy starts dating a woman, Elijah must come to terms with his feelings for Billy and his own burgeoning homosexuality.
Lesbian National Parks and Services: A Force of Nature,
Lorri Millan, Shawna Dempsey, 2002, 9 min
Lesbian National Parks and Services was founded in 1997 to insert a lesbian presence into the landscape. In full uniform as Lesbian Rangers, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan patrol parklands, challenging the general public’s ideas of tourism, recreation, and the “natural” environment.
MOMMY ON DRUGS,
David Leo, 2023, 9 min
A woman with an addiction to abortions struggles to make ends meet for her next fix.
Samuel Shanahoy,2012, 16 min
Skate Bitches is a short DIY film inspired by the 1986 Danny Plotnick film Skate Witches.
Secret Santa Sex Party
Todd Verow is one of the queer world’s most prolific directors and producers. Here we have selected seven of his films, many of which have never before been shown in Sweden. We find everything from sexy Santas and Mike Pence to the growing gay hotel Belvedere in Verow’s wonderful imagination.
Secret Santa Sex Party,
Todd Verow, Charles Lum, 2017, 12 min
A group of older gay men get together every month for companionship, camaraderie, and sex.
I have Mike Pence’s dick in a pickle jar. Want to see it?
Todd Verow, 2019, 5 min
While cruising for sex, a gay man has a once in a lifetime chance to right some recent political wrongs and make America great again.
use. destroy. Repeat,
Todd Verow, 2010, 10 min
In Paris, X (Judy Minx) cruises the Tuileries for sex. X hooks up with Y (*JAMES). Have they met before? Will they meet again? This sexy short experimental film by Todd Verow was part of FUCKING DIFFERENT XXX.
V Is for Violet, 1989,
Todd Verow, 15 min
Progressing from the mid-1950s to the late 1980s, V IS FOR VIOLET is the story of a young man dying of AIDS and an actress named Violet who may be the same person. He yearns for stardom and the city; she achieves both. Frenetic camera movement and editing dart among costumed women and male physiques
The Death of Dottie Love,
Todd Verow, Todd Verow, 7 min
Based on the true stories of 3 people who where murdered in Bangor, Maine in the 1980’s. Charlie Howard (who was also the inspiration for Stephen King’s book “IT”.) a gay man who was beaten and thrown off a bridge, Sherri, who was stabbed to death by her.
The Flesh Is Willing,
Todd Verow 1990, 10 min
An experimental short film by Todd Verow about an unhappy marriage of convenience between a gay man and a lesbian who yearn for the pleasures of the flesh with other men and women.
Last Year at Belvedere,
Todd Verow, 2023, 4 min
Two gay men try to remember if they had met before as they spend the summer on Fire Island.
Med stöd av ABF Stockholm, Svenska Filminstitutet och Folkets Bio