Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale, USA 1976, 16mm transferred to digital, colour, sound, 85 min
Launching the Yonemotos’ joint practice, Garage Sale is a campy X-rated feature centred on a story of marital upheaval between drag queen Goldie Glitters and her fair-haired husband Hero. A onetime member of San Francisco’s legendary Cockettes theatre troupe, Goldie was famously crowned Santa Monica College’s 1975 Homecoming Queen, captured in Bruce Yonemoto’s documentary Homecoming (1975). Garage Sale subverts the drag aspect of Goldie’s performance enabling her to sympathetically play a woman whose fantasies and expectations have been shaped by Hollywood romance films. The film follows the couple as Hero tries to regain Goldie’s love by seeking the advice of a cast of eccentric characters.
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale II, USA 1980, video, colour, sound, 31 min
Featuring performances by artists Tony Oursler and Mike Kelley, Garage Sale II moves between a couple’s sexually dysfunctional relationship and a series of vignettes in which characters attempt to fulfil their desires through prosthetics, masturbation, manipulation and S&M.
Followed by a discussion and Q&A with Bruce Yonemoto.
This programme is rated 18+ and contains scenes of a sexually explicit nature.