Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

This journal has been placed in memorial status. New entries cannot be posted to it.

The Nomi Song

For a biographic movie that starts and ends with It Came From Outer Space, this was a sad little movie. I was an adult during the time Klaus Nomi was apparently a big hit, but I never heard of him. He came to NYC from Germany and essentially came out as a flamboyant gay on stage. The folks talking about him seem to almost entirely skip the fact that he was gay and go on about how different he was and how theatrical. They never even say "AIDS" when they talk about him dying at 39. Kind of a weird movie to leave out that heart of who he was. I felt like they were trying to whitewash him, and I can't tell if that was meant. It would have been much more interesting if they'd spent more time talking about him being gay and how that informed his theatricality, instead of one guy literally turning his head when he talks about Nomi having sex on the street and another guy saying Nomi had wanted him to be his boyfriend as the only mention of his sexual orientation.

I don't even know how to recommend this.
Tags: dvds

  • Another Drugged Day

    The thing is that the local people shelter, SERVE, has a regular list of what they need from the grocery store and my grocery had almost all of…

  • More Frigid Fingers

    I did get to bed to read late last night and then to sleep at 7am. I wanted to get out to get groceries and then wash cat blankies, but I had to…

  • Ordered New Glasses

    I was online late enough last night that I only got to read for a while and went to sleep at 6am. The alarm went off at 2pm, and I turned it off and…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.