No Skin Off My Ass (1991)

... or should i invest for this film?

No Skin Off My Ass by Bruce Labruce

I am busy like any normal person in the campus. It is midterms at U.P. and everyone looks stressed like me with big black eyebags ready to shut off anytime. As suppose to films, I am concentrating my attention on two aspects: French Films from Poetic Realism period (1930 - 1939), mostly that of Renoir and Carne, and the New Queer Cinema for my written personal report on my sexuality subject, Soc Sci 3. Historically, I see how much Bruce Labruce's first feature No Skin Off My Ass can be important to this wave of independent filmmaking in the 1990s. I am trying to connect foreign influences like Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho (1991), James Cameron Mitchell's Short Bus (2006), Todd Hayne's I'm Not There (2007), and Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin (2004) to the whole body of Queer cinema prevalant in the local independent circuit. I have not chosen any local titles yet, but i have several titles in my mind right now: Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros (Aureus Solito, 2005), Lihim ni Antonio (Joselito Altejeros, 2008), Lalake sa Parola (Joselito Altejeros, 2007), Serbis (Brillante Mendoza, 2008), Masahista (Brillante Mendoza, 2005). Anyway, you can catch some of this local films in a local film blog, The Bakla Review.

My analysis would run like this:

Contemporary ---> (1900s - 2000s)

(1) Historical Data source related to the construction of the films
(2) Contemporary Gay Sex history: extract parallelisms to no. 1
(3) Extracts from contemporary film books, literature, and criticisms on the films notably from Richard Dreyer, the Ladlad Series, and other 'monumental works'
(4) Exposition for the main thesis: "....." (I won't tell you!)
(5) Conclusion

Okay, I stop here!