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An obsessive mother, on the verge of a nervous breakdown. A father, carefully blotted out from all the family photos and a dreadful child-psychiatrist with unconventional methods – This is the summary of young Hazel’s life, secretly attracted to boys…

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  1. What a weird-ass movie! Like the old anti-drug ad: “This is your imagination; this is your imagination on … ???” Anyway, I liked it. And that super-hot car-wash boy can detail mine – and me – anytime.

  2. It is certainly a reversal of 1950s ideology of gayness as mental illness, when clearly the mother is the one who has the problem. The boy clearly has an attraction to men.

  3. It’s too sad

    Did his mother murder Hazel as well as his father and Ruth?
    That’s the story’s question.

    1. This 0:58is just a part of a nice video. There should exist some kind of shortfilm also, where the boy is doing this dance ( much longer ), The dance was then copied to the NYC scene. It would be fun to see this old video complete

    2. Rugli did not film that. But it is an inspiration. It is about what a boy will do when he is left to be himself. At that time, and even today, boys are punished for dancing like girls. Even more, as Rugli underlines, boys are punished for having erotic lives of their own. They are punished for expressing themselves. Their desires are spliced off into a demonized other, and the desire is punished and humiliated.

      Rugli inspired someone else, the director of Les Demons, a somewhat unsuccessful work that addresses the demons (real and imagined) surrounding this matter. If you liked Hazel, it may be worth seeing that film, if you are in a forgiving mood. (The director bit off more than he could chew.)

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