Episode 11 - Ask Any Buddy's Elizabeth Purchell


We speak to queer film historian, archivist, filmmaker, programmer, writer (and occasional Screen Slate contributor) Elizabeth Purchell while she was in town to present a Rosa von Praunheim retrospective. We talk about the pioneering queer German filmmaker before doing a deep dive into adult films: the history, the culture of collecting, tracking down rare porn films like Zoomerang! in "Ultravision," the various Gay Jesus movies, and why you hear Pink Floyd and see the same public bathroom in every gay porn film from the 70s.

Hosts: Jon Dieringer & C. Spencer Yeh

Ask Any Buddy on Instagram
Elizabeth Purchell on Letterboxd & Twitter
Personal website
Screen Slate author page
C. Spencer Yeh's trailer for Drive (Jack Deveau, 1974)

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