We are a couple together for 40 years. From my videos and Baumwoll Archives Blog, I have reached a million people I never thought I would reach 2000. It was all started from the understanding that Jewish gay men through the years have been forgotten; many of us thrown away by our families. I have come to see we are more than we understand. These are our stories and our art. I hope you enjoy. , I have been in the house taking care of Andrew as his health has been a nightmare. I have saved 65 animals from the streets and gave them all great lives. After 25 years and I’m coming back out into the world.
To allow others to tell you who you are and what you can be Is no longer right for me. Yes, I’m a late bloomer. Its time to walk out of the shadows. I’ve always said I will not let myself be a victim. Just because you have been does not mean you must stay there. There is so much more to life .As my friend Joseph Campbell said to me. You are a soul that would have survive if you had be in the concentration camps. I still do not really understand what he saw in me. Its just me. One must always find the light.
Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere at the Belgian coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel (better known as Yvette Mimosa, local accordion starlet). Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her fat Etienne with his lousy grey Fiat as a driver for the nights she has to “perform”.
As a kid Pim dreams of a better life, imagining princesses and beauty queens. But when Pim turns 16 he dreams of Gino, the boy next door, instead. Ever since they were children there has been this tension between them. Now Gino is Pim’s motorcycling hero. Cold mockery, little humiliations and tiny bits of hope make up Pim’s life. No wonder he sometimes flees to his dream world.
Then one day Yvette leaves with young, hunky Zoltan, the boy from the fair. When Yvette leaves her son alone in the empty house, Pim seizes the opportunity and his dreams become half-truths. Pim moves to the neighbours’ house to live with Marcella, his “second mum”. And with Sabrina, Gino’s sister, who circles longingly around Pim. He even sleeps in Gino’s bed! But Gino’s off romancing and living with a girl from across the border. Dreams never come true. Or do they? On a rainy day Gino returns.
Class, cultual and sexual differences are explored in this romantic gay drama set in sun-splashed Tunisia. Thirty -year old Malik ( Antonin Stahly) returns to his homeland after the death of his father where he is greeted by his over-bearing mother ( Italian film icon Claudia Cardinale ) who desperately wants to see him stay and get married.