Friday, December 24, 2010

David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire In My Belly"

December 10, 2010. The presumptive RepubliTroll Speaker of the House, orange-faced crybaby John Boehner the Complainer, currently bathing in a post-electoral glow, is taking a retrograde ConservaStand against freedom of expression, calling for censorship of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, an exhibition of "gay art" at the National Portrait Gallery, and threatening a curtailment of government funds if they do not bow to his will. The NPG has cravenly caved in and removed David Wojnarowicz's 1987 video, "A Fire in My Belly", from the exhibition.

We have undertaken the necessary corrective of posting it above. And just to show that not much has changed in the Repressive Right's agenda since their glory days of Jesse Helms endeavoring to stifle the NEA, here is a relevant 1989 interview with Wojnarowicz:

And here is documentation of a protest action at NPG:


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