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  • Summary: Shirley Clarke interviews Jason Holliday aka Aaron Payne, house boy, would be cabaret performer, and self proclaimed hustler giving one man's gin-soaked, pill-popped view of what it was like to be coloured and gay in 1960's America.
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  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Apr 16, 2013
    90
    The roles of affect and artifice in mediating the realities of racism, homophobia, and poverty are perhaps the true subjects of Shirley Clarke's landmark doc.
  2. Reviewed by: Joseph Jon Lanthier
    Apr 16, 2013
    88
    The film is a conversation between two disadvantaged artists with indelible personalities, both of whom are unabashedly manipulating their way into at least the esoteric side of the everlasting.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Sep 12, 2013
    88
    Artistically, though, you can’t help but trust him. Like any star turn, Holliday’s performance rings utterly true. It’s that indefinable but unmistakable reality-beyond-reality called art.
  4. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 16, 2013
    80
    You could spend a lifetime peeling the glass onion of Shirley Clarke’s merciless documentary, in which a born performer drops incinerating truth bombs while putting the con in confessional moviemaking.

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