• The Sons of Tennessee Williams (2011)

The Sons of Tennessee Williams

Release Date: October 7th, 2011

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2012

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

In New Orleans, a carnival club known as the Krewe of Armeinius celebrates its 40th Mardi Gras ball for gay men.

Director: Tim Wolff

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Wolffhouse

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    The Sons of Tennessee Williams, which offers touching interviews with many older gay men, somewhat awkwardly connects this history with the efforts of a gay Mardi Gras crew to keep going in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Genial documentary combines extravagance of Mardi Gras drag with an underexposed story of early gay-rights achievements. show more

  • 25
    Diego SemereneSlant Magazine

    This time-tested project of tracing gayness back to when its shame was so explicitly enforced feels not only passé, and naïve, but mostly unproductive in a post-Judith Butler world in which drag queens are on TV teaching biological women how to better perform womanhood. show more

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