Nitrate Kisses

Clip from feature documentary, explores eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of lesbian and gay culture. This first feature by Barbara Hammer, a pioneer of lesbian cinema, weaves striking images of four gay and lesbian couples with footage of an unearthed forbidden and invisible history.

Archival footage from the first gay film in the U.S., Lot In Sodom (1933) is interwoven in this haunting documentary.

The website of visual artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer. View clips, read synopses and information about the films, and purchase DVDs.