A talk with video clips by Jim Van Buskirk

Using trailers from mainstream movies from the 1960s and 1970s, we'll investigate Hollywood's depiction of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters to stimulate a lively discussion of our own understanding of sexuality and gender issues.

Films covered include Myra Breckinridge, Victim, Something For Everyone, and The Killing of Sister George, among many others. Jim Van Buskirk, former Program Manager of the James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, is a professional group facilitator, author, and film buff.

Jim is an accomplished public speaker, author, and historian who offers unique and entertaining perspectives on California gay and lesbian history, Jewish identity, and Bay Area-related movies. He is currently available for bookings with this presentation, as well as readings, workshops, and more. For availability, rates, and other information, please send him an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..