Vintage Queer Poster

Queer Classic Querelle Will Screen At Frameline For Fassbinder’s 70th

Querelle French poster
Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival will kick off in a few weeks at the city’s glorious Castro Theatre showcasing hundreds of new LGBT films along with one very special vintage presentation: a screening of the 1983 gay classic, Querelle. In honor of what would have been director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 70th birthday the festival is also premiering a new documentary portrait of the famously challenging gay German filmmaker, Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands.

Fassbinder’s swan song adaptation of the Genet novel, Querelle is also notable for generating an excellent array of great movie posters. The U.S. campaign for the film settles for a simple hunky shot of star Brad Davis leaning against a wall, with a lot of boring text about how this is “Fassbinder’s last and most controversial film.” The French have him leaning against something much more interesting (also gotta love the special Andy Warhol version – below).
Querelle U.S. poster
Querelle Warhol poster