GAY FILM REVIEWS BY MICHAEL D. KLEMM

Proteus

Strand Releasing,
2003

Director/Screenplay:
Jack Lewis,
John Greyson

Starring;
Rouxnet Brown,
Neil Sandilands,
Shaun Smyth,
Kristen Thomson,
Dean Lotz,
Jeroen Kranenburg,
Grant Swanby

Unrated, 97 minutes

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by Michael D. Klemm
Posted online February, 2014



You would think we were back in the dark ages. As I type these words, Uganda is proposing loathsome legislation that has come to be known as the "Kill the gays" bill. This manifestation of pure hate has made me remember Proteus (2003), a film that I missed on its first release. Proteus, set in 1725, tells the story of two South African prisoners who were executed on sodomy charges. It was co-directed by one of my favorite queer filmmakers, John Greyson (Lilies, Zero Patience). Also sharing the helm is South African gay activist Jack Lewis. The film mixes homophobia, Dutch colonialism, botany and a touch of 20th century Apartheid into an evocative, but ultimately convoluted narrative.

Ditto for Another Gay Movie, proudly described by its makers as the first gay Porky's. Re-imagining the usual dumb horny hetero jocks as a bunch of fabulous gay flirts is hardly a cause for celebration. Yet The Advocate calls this a good thing because we are getting more mai

Ditto for Another Gay Movie, proudly described by its makers as the first gay Porky's. Re-imagining the usual dumb horny hetero jocks as a bunch of fabulous gay flirts is hardly a cause for celebration. Yet The Advocate calls this a good thing because we are getting more mai