Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising ★★★★½

Queerness as subversion. This seminal film is an erotic mashup of pop-culture iconography, pop sounds and underground behaviour. We open on languorous shots of leather-clad bikers tuning their pride, and descend from there. Elvis, Jimmy Dean, Brando, Christ and Lucky Strike. Nazi checkers and church. Skulls and ass, skulls and ass. Palm Sunday and forced fellatio. This is poetic transgression.

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