Meet... Bradley Harrison Picklesimer

16mm, color, sound, 32.25 min
scans not available
"It's even better than C-SPAN." – Sean Collins "If you see this, you'll have something to talk about tomorrow." – Lynda Barry This is an experimental documentary about a Kentucky drag queen by the ...
Rental format: 16mm $60.00

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"It's even better than C-SPAN." – Sean Collins "If you see this, you'll have something to talk about tomorrow." – Lynda Barry This is an experimental documentary about a Kentucky drag queen by the name of Bradley Harrison Picklesimer who ran his own bar on Main Street in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1982, when I first moved to Lexington to teach at the University there, the first thing I remember hearing was "you have to meet Bradley Picklesimer!" Little did I know that I would devote the next three years of my life to making a movie about this Bradley Picklesimer. My original intention was to introduce my audience to this colorful personality who I found to be both entertaining and deep. It made me angry that many people would stereotype Bradley because he was a cross dresser, or completely dismiss him altogether as someone who they didn't want to get to know. I felt that Bradley's observations about the world were really not that much different than my own, even though our backgrounds and lifestyles were miles apart. I witnessed firsthand people laughing at him and it got me thinking that we haven't really progressed very far as a society in some very basic ways.

Films

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