Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Gay Skinhead Documentary

Documentry looking at the aspects of being gay also a Skinhead

Elizabeth the Golden Age

Director: Shekhar Kapur 2007



Last month, we entered new Queerty territory by unveiling The Narcissist Issue. Now, as Halloween approaches, we're going to scare the pants off you with The Totally Frightful Issue. From now until All Hallows' Eve, we'll be churning out the most horrifying, terrifying, blood-curdling stories this side of gayville. With pieces on scary styles, deranged artists, and twisted love, you're bound to shit yourself, so best to have an extra pair of undies readily available...


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Interview with James West

Interview with James West, (Member of an active skinhead gang)
 12 December 2010

1. What attracted you most to becoming a skinhead?
James: “To me it was a mix of things, the music, from the trojan label reggae to the oi! Punk, and the clean cut image itself, to me it was sharp, but hard wearing, it seemed to suit my way of life.”

2. Have you only adopted the image of a skinhead, or do you hold the values and ideologies also?
James: “It depends what you consider to be 'skinhead ideologies'. A lot of people think its right wing and intolerant, but its largely a misconception and the whole culture came from reggae music and Jamaican rude boys. If anything its about unity and good music, and I feel I have adopted this.”

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Email Response from Professor Peter Golding!!

Email Correspondence with Professor Peter Golding (Professor of sociology at Northumbria university)
24 November 2010

1. What do you feel self image and style has do with our role in society?
Prof Peter Golding: The way we dress has an impact on how we are viewed upon or categorized in society. Whether we are at work, school, or simply taking a stroll in the park, we are judged just because of our clothing. We are a society quick to judge because of the "outside" which denies us the opportunity to really know a person at times from the "inside." The fact of the matter is, clothing plays a key role in how we live our lives in many ways and in how we will be portrayed or even 

Friday, 12 November 2010

Email Interview with David Ledman (gay Skinhead)

Email Correspondence with David Ledma (out gay Skinhead)
1 December 2010

1. Do you feel being gay plays a part in you being a skinhead?
David:  “I was a skinhead that just happened to be gay. It had nothing to do with the fetishes you hear about. Being gay isn’t a problem for me; I identify predominately as a Skinhead, then as gay. I became a skinhead in 2010 when I was 13, I’m a genuine skin.”

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Subcultures Reader: Ken Gelder

subcultures are groups of people that are represented - or who represent themselves
They come in many different forms, from teds and skinheads to skateboarders, 
clubbers, New Age travellers, graffiti artists and comic book fans.