Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Madstone program outs gay 'educational' movies.(Final)

Byline: Anthony DellaFlora Journal Staff Writer

American filmmakers have a history of producing propaganda disguised as "educational" films, ranging from the campy anti-drug flick "Reefer Madness" to the Cold War-era "Duck and Cover," which indicated that hiding under a school desk could save you from the ravages of a nuclear blast.

Homosexuals were not spared in this strange genre, either.

On Thursday you can see how some filmmakers chose to portray the "nastiness" of homosexuality on celluloid, along with a host of other oddities, when Closet Cinema presents "Lock Up Your Sons and Daughters" at Madstone Theaters.

The program is a collection of short films curated by Canada's Bill Taylor. …

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