They are lost to vision altogether

1989, 12:56 min, b&w and color, sound

Kalin writes: "They are lost to vision altogether acts as erotic retaliation on legislation such as the Supreme Court sodomy ruling — declaring the private bedroom as open target for the State — or the Helms Amendment — the U.S government's refusal to fund explicit AIDS prevention information for gay men, lesbians and IV drug users. An attempt to reclaim eroticism and to address the contradictions of sexuality and romance in the face of a monolithic and culturally compulsory heterosexuality, They are lost to vision altogether finds queer history where it can and invents the rest."

Camera/Editor/Script: Tom Kalin. On-line Editor: Enrique Aguirre. Assistant Editor: Alison Kelly. Original Music: Chris Cochrane. Voices: Hilton Als, Candy Darling, Kate Farrell, Tom Kalin. Text: Virginia Woolf, The Waves. Additional Text: Edward Albee, Tom Kalin, Robert Musil. Additional Camera: Donald Moffett. Additional Sound: Testing the Limits. Additional Music: The Cure, Ella Fitzgerald and the Nice Guys, Grace Jones, Edith Piaf, Astor Piazolla, Salt-n-Pepa, Nina Simone. Tsk, tsk, tsk productions.