Gay Boy: We Do Not Go Extinct

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  • Gay Boy: We Do Not Go Extinct

  • Artist: Aaron Pollard
  • Year: 1994
  • Duration: 8:00
  • Country: Canada
  • A video deals with the experience of a despised body, focusing specifically on the queer male subject grappling with societal attitudes towards the homosexual in the context of the AIDS crisis. The phrase, "We do not go instinct,"  is lifted from a Linda Barry cartoon, and is indicative of the way the video shifts between humour, rage, despair and resistance. In its appropriation and critique of popularized AIDS images, the video points to the lack of opppositional queer subject positions within the mainstream media AIDS discourse.

  • Accession #: 2073
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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