Monday, December 12, 2016

During its heyday, Wu Tsang’s Wildness party was known as the most inspiring queer nightlife spot in L.A. But the influx of hipsters at times led to clashes with the bar’s main clientele – trans women from local immigrant communities. Tsang’s pulse-pounding doc chronicles Wildness’s complex effect on all the attendees, one of whom was video artist and Kunq Collective DJ D’hana Perry, who says, “The film itself is so beautiful and captures the complexities of inhabiting multiple layers and identities as human beings in physical space(s), over a period of time. The implications of gentrification, gender expression, age, and race are examined, all while creating a love letter to the legacy of a space that had become a home for those who needed it.”

  • Country USA
  • Year 2012
  • Running Time 74 minutes
  • Director Wu Tsang