Jean Genet's Un Chant d'Amour

I watched this short film some time ago. Jean Genet was a dedicated prison abolitionist, white anti-racist in solidarity with Black revolutionary movements in the U.S. and globally, and a queer liberationist. This film depicts homoerotic love between two prisoners. I would absolutely not describe this film as prison porn but rather a depiction of prisoners resisting the control of the walls by falling in love or at least building erotic power in resistance to the system of domination they are held in. I’d love to hear what other folks think about this. For me, Genet’s personal experience as a prisoner and acting in solidarity with those incarcerated, shapes my respect for the film. Enjoy, and share some feedback.

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