Being old enough to have watched the L word in real time, I thought I had heard and seen it all in the world lezzie pop culture. I was wrong. So wrong. This absolute fucking treasure and glorious piece of art has been flying under my radar for years! I encourage you all to check it out. It is magnificent! True art I tell you!
Follow the vimeo link below and experience the hilarity of:
by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, Canadian performance artists.
Lesbian National Parks and Services: A Force of Nature follows the
intrepid Lesbian Rangers as they patrol, educate, and illustrate lesbian
survival skills. This documentary about the Force archly parodies the
so-called objectivity of educational films, while playfully recasting
the wilds from a lesbian perspective, calling into question prevalent
notions of nature and normalcy. Scenes from tours-of-duty in the Arctic,
Banff, Australia and Manitoba are interwoven with interviews, in a
style reminiscent of National Film Board documentaries of the 1960s.
From Junior Ranger boot camp to the perils of a deep-sea rescue, this
valiant team roves the world, asking, “What is natural?” while serving
and servicing the lesbian wilds.
Jasper Wetlands 2009 01 – Jasper National Park, Alberta, September, 2009
We don’t choose what we care about. We don’t care about what we care about because we ought to, because someone told us to, because it would be smart to, because it will look good on our record. All of that results in posturing, not caring. We can pretend to care about anything, everything. We can say we care about it all. But. We have no control at all over the things we actually care about. What are the things you actually care about? How do you exhibit, express, incarnate, manifest the depth and degree of your caring. How do you make apparent what you care about? How would anyone know you care about what you care about? We are here to care about what we care about in visible, tangible, concrete ways. Caring about the things we care about will lead us into living the life that is our life to live. Climb aboard that beast– if you dare– and tell them to open the chute, you are going for the ride of your life.