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08:13 pm: 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.

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From:mjlayman
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
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Darn it, I'll fix that. I wonder where Keith came from.

And yes, being a Sister is a very good thing.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 5th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
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Oh! The makeup echoes his!
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From:agent_mimi
Date:January 5th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
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I saw this about a year ago and have it on my list to watch again. I got the impression that they assumed people who watched the documentary already knew Nomi was gay and died of AIDS, and they didn't feel the need to mention it.

I liked it, but need to revisit it to figure out what the documentary was really trying to do.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 5th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
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That could be. It would have ended up on my queueue because it was listed as coming out in the WashPost preview section. Back then I thought I could watch all movies as they came out!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 6th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)

Klaus Nomi

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You can read my story about Klaus Nomi here...

http://www.geocities.com/kahniverous/klausnomi.html

All the best,

Madeline
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 6th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)

Re: Klaus Nomi

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It's nice to have a different viewpoint of the SNL!
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