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Backyard Movie (1991)

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Handwritten notes from the filmmaker are superimposed over home movies. The narration describes the filmmaker's meditations on sexuality - at 20 when his mother asks him about his sexual ... See full summary »

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Handwritten notes from the filmmaker are superimposed over home movies. The narration describes the filmmaker's meditations on sexuality - at 20 when his mother asks him about his sexual orientation, and at 13 when his father describes sex. The home movies are a mix of dogs cavorting at the beach, his family on vacations, and a muscular nude man jumping on a trampoline and diving into a pool. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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27 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Watching this film was a scopic treat!
3 May 2002 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw Backyard Movie on a late night Australian TV show devoted to short films ("Eat Carpet") in the early 1990s. It was an astonishing experience because I had never seen such explicit homoerotic content on TV before. I was a 17 year old latent homo, so it was a totally welcomed experience.

Directed by photographer / film-maker Bruce Weber, Backyard Movie blends Super 8 home movie footage, music, on-screen text describing formative sexual experiences of the director, and black and white footage of a gorgeous nude model jumping up and down on a trampoline. It all sounds arty, perhaps pretentious. Weber captured a similar homoerotic surface appeal in the music clip he directed for the Pet Shop Boy, "Being Boring".

I haven't seen Backyard Movie in years so my memory of it has been transformed into a somewhat romantic memory, much like the ones described by Weber in the on-screen text. All I really remember was how the experience was a scopic treat; visual pleasure for a 17 year old, um, latent homo.


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