A CHEAPLY MADE black-and-white film, The Beatniks (1960) was voice actor Paul Frees’ only directing venture. It succeeded with neither critics nor the public, and it boasts a pitiful 2.1 rating on IMDB. However, I would contend that this B-minus movie is significant for its homosexual subtext.
THE ACTION in Weekend takes place over a mere two days, and it all happens on a small island in Ontario, where a celebratory getaway reveals fracture lines running through the relationships of the participants.
In Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln, Strozier expands his case that Lincoln was heterosexual, arguing that the prejudices of the time would have doomed a gay Lincoln to failure in public life.
Pousson layers and lacquers sentences in such a way that the reader gets the colors of regionalism through the universal longing for escape.