Davies delves behind the scenes, looking at the creative friction between Warhol and Morrissey---and Morrissey and the mise en scene in which he found himself working---and the full story of the film, from its weekend shooting schedule in Morriseeys basement to the critical reviews it garnered, with plenty of pages devoted to a scene-by-scene synopsis and analysis.
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[Davies] delves into the title theme on material and personal levels, considering their symbolic interplay. He also offers observations on the films motif of redemption as seen through the lens of complex relationships.
What it means to be trash---and indeed, what it means to be a man---are questioned in this thoughtful monograph, part of Arsenal Pulp's new Queer Film Classics series.... With crisp and expressive prose, he reflects upon the offbeat film and the times and culture that inspired it. In this book, he makes the same argument that he asserts is the film's premise: that the people and things society deems worthless often dazzle with unexpected beauty.
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About the Author
Jon Davies is the Assistant Curator of Public Programs at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, and the guest curator of the major touring retrospective ?People Like Us: The Gossip of Colin Campbell.? His writing has been published in a variety of publications from C Magazine to GLQ, as well as in a few anthologies.