Actors: Jason Holliday, Shirley Clarke, Carl Lee
Director: Shirley Clarke
From Gay Essential
This biography film Portrait of Jason was released in 1967 and follows the life and struggles of Jason Holliday, one of the most remarkable hustlers in queer history and 1960s America. Starring Jason Holliday (as himself), the documentary was edited, directed and produced by Shirley Clarke.
“A drunken night in the life of an African American, gay hustler who claims aspirations of cabaret stardom.”
— A Classic Movie Blog
“What starts off as an insight into one man becomes one of the most interesting documents on race and sexuality from a time before gay rights as we currently know it, and when civil rights for African Americans were only just making headway in the US.”
— Big Gay Picture Show
“Jason Holliday is a remarkable individual. And also a nobody. For him, this film is an opportunity to be immortalised.”
— Eye For Film
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: All Regions
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