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Inauguration Counter Programming: Watch The Lost Gay Classic Short “Vapors” (1965) – Full Movie



Vapors, a black & white 16mm short was released in 1965 and is one of the earliest commercially released films to deal explicitly with the lifestyles of gay men.

During the early 1960s, Andy Milligan, the films director became involved in the nascent off-off-Broadway theatre movement, mounting productions of plays by Lord Dunsany and Jean Genet at the Caffe Cino as well as directing productions at Cafe La Mama La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. During the same period, he operated and designed for a clothing boutique named Ad Lib and used his dressmaking skills to costume many theatrical productions.

The film,set in a gay bathhouse, (The Saint Marks Baths) portrays the emotionally awkward and unconsummated meeting between two strangers Both Thomas (Gerald Jacuzzo) and Mr. Jaffe (Robert Dahdah) are first-time visitors to the baths and feel a little uneasy, but they find comfort with each other A Greek chorus of catty queens wander in and out of the scenes, sometimes swishing, sometimes  dishing, and sometimes explaining the ropes to new arrivals.

The film transcends the gay aesthetic it represents and is really a meditation on loneliness–gay, straight, or whatever. While the room-tone echo on the recorded sound takes a little getting used to, it should not diminish the quality of the acting, which is quite moving in the case of the two leads. While the late Mr. Milligan was a unique filmmaker, Warhol always seemed to be his main-man artistically, and that’s clearer here than anywhere else in Milligan’s work. Milligan obviously knew what it meant to be lonely, to be afraid, and to reach out. This beautiful but raw film captures that as well as, for example, any Bergman film or Saul Bellow novel.

Its truly worth the watch for a glimpse into a world long forgotten and never known by many and truly missed by some.


Christmas Good Deed – Help The University of Florida Build A LGBT Film Collection By Just CLICKING! – WHAT A BARGAIN!

The University of Florida has a mission this holiday season to to fully fund an existing GLBT Film and Resources Endowment at the University of Florida and you can help by just CLICKING HERE!

The UFGLBTFilmFund is currently seeking  a 25K Grant via the Good Idea – Pepsi Refresh Project and desperately needs your help by voting for them EVERYDAY! 

With one philanthropist donating $18,000 over the last few years. The UFGLBTFilmFund needs at least $12,000 to reach the minimum requirement to fund a GLBT Film Collection endowment within the UF Libraries. The additional $13,000 will be spent immediately to jump start the Collection by purchasing as many of the movies listed in Steven Paul Davies’ book: “Out at the Movies: A History of Gay Cinema” and digitize them.

This is a GREAT cause.  The endowment will be used to secure commercially available GLBT films in order to make them readily available to future generations of students, faculty and researchers nationwide with an ultimate goal of creating the premier GLBT Film Collection in the Southeast United States.  (Which could surely use one)

We CLICK 100’s of times everyday on ads, links, videos, and yes some of us even porn links. (You know who you are.)

So lets do a good holiday deed and CLICK and help the University of Florida win this Pepsi challenge so future generations to come will have an LGBT media library to help them.


They REALLY need our help.  They are ranked #188 and the voting ends Dec 31st.

C’mon now, do we really want UFGLBTFilmFund to be beaten by the The Cedar Park High School band who wants to spend 25K on Tuxedos and Dresses?  Band tuxedos are so pase’!