[PETER WELLS INTERVIEWS]

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Filmed in Sydney. Peter Wells discusses his book of short stories ‘Dangerous Desires’, his preference for fantasy over realism (”I hate realism as a style”). Discusses New Zealand as a small isolated country and keeping oneself sane by being creative. He talks about his brother Russell dying of AIDS as a spur to his own creative work; various issues in gay cinema and literature including “the informal processes of censorship”. He notes his exclusion from literary festivals (”you just don’t get asked”). He mentions the films Foolish Things, Jule’s Darl and A Death in the Family. Mentions US gay film An Early Frost as a film that portrayed homosexuality and AIDS from a straight point of view as opposed to his own work A Death in the Family which was produced form a queer perspective.

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Year 1992

Reference number F54725

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Duration 0:40:00

Viewing locations Digital file available to view at medialibrary, Wellington