Jun 26, 2008

Querelle


Querelle was the last film directed by legendary German New Waver Rainer Werner Fassbinder before his too early death via cocaine and sleeping pills overdose. The film’s source material comes from the novel of the same title by famous gay French writer and criminal Jean Genet. The film follows Querelle who is a sailor and gay serial killer looking for love in all the wrong places. The world that he lives in looks like a gay bar from hell, with skies of fire and phallic architecture throughout. Querelle’s world doesn’t feature any limp wristed faggots, but a variety of “village people” style masculinity that would make Kenneth Anger blush in excitement.

Gay Sadomasochism is one of the most common events to be found in Querelle as it was in R.W. Fassbinder’s real-life. The wardrobes and occupations of the men found in the film seem to take inspiration from The Wild One featuring Marlon Brando, Kenneth Anger’s Fireworks and Scorpios Rising, and even Jean Genet’s own short film Un Chant d'Amour. One knife fight featured in Querelle, a disgruntled lesbian feminist would undoubtedly call Phallocentric, reminded me of the one featured in Nicholas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause between James Dean’s character and his revival. I find all these various influences of Querelle to be ironic as Fassbinder was known for writing and directing his own originally tragic dramas. Querelle makes for an odd film for the fatalistic director to end his career.


Querelle is not the type of homosexual film that Hollywood would want the mainstream audience to see. Ang Lee’s gay “taboo breaking” hit Brokeback Mountain left the impression of American audiences that most gay men are longing for love just like heterosexuals. The reality is that most gay men are mostly prone to “slutty behavior.” Furthermore, they are known widely to be pathological liars, con men, and reject all forms of morality due to a natural habit of self-concealment, and leads to a stubborn self-deception about one‘s own gayness and it‘s implication, as noted in scholar Henry Makow’s most recent book.

Querelle presents a world very close to these subversive and sadistic characteristics. Dr. Makow’s recent anti-feminist masterpiece Cruel Hoax: Feminism & The New World Order goes into depth about the Hollywood lies surrounding Homosexual “morality” and related topics. Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer, Nazi SA Leader Ernst Röhm, and the sick NAMBLA pedophiles that promote the infiltrating of Boy Scout groups to molest young boys for gay recruitment, aren’t looking for “normal” love. All gay men aren’t psychos that lack morals but it’s important to acknowledge the reality of things as the Luciferians that run Hollywood so aggressively try to cover-up.


I wouldn’t a have problem with Hollywood if it decided to put films out like Tom Kalin’s Swoon and Fassbinder’s Querelle for mainstream viewing. Both of these films are masterpiece works of art that lack any type of hidden agenda. You aren’t going to find a half Bavarian/half black towering homosexual sodomizing a young killer sailor in the next Hollywood gay film. Of course, with all the degeneracy so often promoted in Hollywood, a scene like this will be no big thing from American audiences. The next thing Hollywood will be trying to promote is films about pedophilia, showing it as perfectly normal and those that don’t accept will be labeled “NAZI BUTCHER KILLERS!!!”

Querelle is a fine art piece of sadomasochistic expression. A film that radiates both colorful sets and even more colorful(not literally) individuals. French Actress Jeanne Moreau(Jules et Jim) plays the role of a lady that runs by the name Lysiane who sings a song throughout Querelle with the lines “Each Man killing the thing he loves.” These song lyrics become the most apparent theme of the overall film. A theme in which Querelle, a buffed up looking James Dean, would ultimately torture his life. The ending of Querelle is as “happy” as such of it’s nature can be.


-Ty E

1 comment:

PATCHS HORROR MOVIE CINEMA said...

GREAT WRITE UP, I REALLY ENJOYED THIS FILM FOR ITS DARK TWISTED NATURE. I DON'T AGGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAID BUT WE ALL HAVE OUR VIEWPOINTS AND THATS THE BEAUTY OF LIFE WE ALL CAN THINK DIFFERENT. I BEING A GAY MAN CAN UNDERSTAND THE TWO VIEW POINTS OF HOMOSEXUAL REALITY JUST LIKE I CAN LOOK AT HETROSEXUAL IN TWO DIFFERENT REALITIES OR IN BASIC EVERYTHING FROM BIBLE THUMPERS TO NAZI'S, I AM NOT AFFRID TO SAY I AGGREE WITH SOME OF THE STUFF NAZI'S STOOD FOR JUST LIKE I WILL SAY I AGGREE WITH SOME OF THE STUFF CHRISTIANS STAND FOR. I HAVE AN OPEN MIND AND LISTEN AND UNDERSTAND ALL VIEWPOINTS OF WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE. CALL ME WIERD THAT WAY BUT I WILL ACCEPT SOMEONES BELIEF NO MATTER WHAT, I AM NOTHING TO JUDGE ANOTHER JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE ELSE SAID SO, I WOULD NOT BE LIVING MY LIFE IF I FOLLOW OTHERS. THIS REVIEW WAS VERY GOOD AND I LOVE THE HONEST REALITY OF YOUR BELIEFS.