Crafted from the treasure trove that is the BFI National Archive, Queerama travels through a century of gay experience, encompassing persecution and prosecution, injustice, love and desire, identity, secrets, forbidden encounters, sexual liberation and pride. Following numerous festival screenings and a TV broadcast in BBC Four's Storyville strand, Queerama is released on DVD by the BFI on 26 March. Extras include a filmed director interview and four short films.
Weaving in the lyrics and music of John Grant, Goldfrapp, and Hercules and Love Affair, director Daisy Asquith guides us intimately through the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women against the backdrop of a century of incredible change.
Queerama offers a wealth of unknown newsreel and amateur film, alongside the sub-textual references scattered throughout 20th century cinema, the sexual liberation of the early 21st century queer and transgender scene, and the gay parenting and marriage campaigns of recent years. Try the trailer at the link.