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Queer Movie Queue: Taxi Zum Klo

Released in 1981 after being seized back from customs, Taxi Zum Klo is one of the first films to make it to America from foreign markets. In this time long ago, far away from the countless cheap direct to DVD covers of impossibly sculpted twenty somethings of current “queer cinema”, films of “queer interest” were limited to art houses and frequently butchered in the cutting room. Though LGBT culture and life had been explored in campier tones (Rope) or as tragic tales of consequence (Midnight Cowboy), few filmmakers simply observed their subjects in their environment. The movie starts with a plain invitation on a trip through one teacher’s life between obligation and opulence.