Queercore: How to Punk A Revolution by Yony Leyser, is one of the docos screening at this year’s Melbourne Queer Film Festival, showing a different side to LGBTQI, a Queer Punk side.The film is cultural archaeology i
The movie leaps from early 1980s when Punk as serious art was considered dead and New Wave was the palatable pop, assimilating all the gays and lesbians who were tossing aside their radical 70’s roots and were, instead,
The film explores how J.D’s zine in the Toronto scene with Dyke only bands like Tribe 8 , as La Bruce explains was set to “embrace the more radical of homosexuality… Embrace the criminality of homosexuality”. Although it’s doubtful any laws were actually broken, the conformative gay scene according to film maker Scott Treleaven (The Salivation Army) was something “we hated with their shit music, their clubs, their bath houses, their racism, their sexism, their drugs”.
For Queer punks who were also sick of being shoved to the fringes of a straight macho punk scene, Homocore was medicine.