NEMB – The Middle Room

Having one’s behavior dictated by irrelevant ‘norms’ of society sure can take the fun out of living sometimes. BalTimOre, 1980. Ricki DellAmerica throws a “Gender Fuck Party” & sets up a 16mm camera w/ an intervalometer for time-lapse shooting in a closet. Some of my favorite people in BalTimOre’s cultural scene of the time make an appearance. The soundtrack is an unfortunately truncated playing of the Band NEMB (Non-Erotic Male Bonding) performing their song “The Middle Room”. Even though the song came out on a single a yr after this party, it’s relevant here b/c at least 2 members of the band are in the closet & b/c Some Queer, in particular, was a central figure in the BalTimOre gay scene at the time. Can any of my friends 3 decades later even recognize my several appearances in the film? – December 26, 2009 notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

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