A very interesting documentary from 1996 that reveals the conflicting feelings about what was happening to Manchester's Gay Village at this time. Following the empowering surge of the early nineties 'Gaychester' scene, Canal Street had become a popular party destination for hetero hen and stag nights.
Talking heads in this documentary include Toby Manning - a bisexual music writer who loathes the gay scene, comedian Debs Gatenby, who questions the safety of the village for LGBT people and 'Polly' - former owner of Metz and Taurus, two long serving bars on Canal Street that now have different names and owners. A fantastic snapshot of this time!
This is a Barraclough Carey North production for Channel 4, directed and produced by Kristiene Clarke. Originally created by Paul Graham.
Featured in the following MDMArchive online exhibitions:Queer Noise
Artefact added : 17th May 2016