by Steve Anderson
Gay visual artist and filmmaker Leo Herrera’s six minute piece The Fortune Teller, blends words, sounds, and images from across five decades of gay culture.
The story is told through the trance of The Fortune Teller (played by Stanley Frank) and created using archival and modern footage. The film is a documentary and time capsule, paying homage to psychedelic films of the 1960′s and the modern art of the YouTube Montage film. From Mapplethorpe to Lohanthony, Uganda to Burning Man, Vogue to Sissy Bounce, AIDS to The Berlin Patient, meticulously edited clips create a kaleidoscopic five-minute journey through more than 50 years of gay history.
Get a complete list and more information about the video’s clips here.