Mark Labowskie teaches in the creative writing program at Stanford University. His short stories have been published in ZYZZYVA, American Short Fiction, Subtropics, and elsewhere.
Sean Baker’s Red RocketBy Mark Labowskie
Sean Bakers new film about a washed-up porn star provokes questions regarding moral knots that movies and audiences continue to struggle with, since movies so easily make terrible behavior seem incredibly appealing. The problem of fun and the problem of pleasure are perhaps best attended through a critical queer cinema lens.