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Bedpan Productions records
1994-28  
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Description
Various manuscripts to the guides that were produced by Bedpan Productions. In the words of the authors, Betty and Pansy's Severe Queer Reviews are, "An irreverent, opinionated guide to the bars, clubs, restaurants, cruising areas, performing arts, and other attraction of the queer Mecca".
Background
In the words of the authors, Betty and Pansy's Severe Queer Reviews are, "An irreverent, opinionated guide to the bars, clubs, restaurants, cruising areas, performing arts, and other attraction of the queer Mecca". Bedpan Productions and the Severe Queer Reviews of San Francisco, New York, and Washington D.C. (1991-1995) were the results of the collaborative efforts of authors Pansy and Betty. The authors decided originally to produce an atypical queer guidebook to San Francisco. They had noticed that most of the gay guides to SF described the bars, clubs, and other points of social interest in broad and politically correct terms. In reaction to the types and prices of guides that were available within the gay and lesbian community they produced the first Severe Queer Review. Topics reviewed range from mainstream bars and clubs to the underground scene. Also included are places of cruising, lodging, restaurants, religious groups, culture, and transportation. The initial guides were of San Francisco and progressed to include both Washington D.C. and New York.
Extent
.5 linear feet (2 manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright to unpublished manuscript materials has been transferred to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society.
Availability
Collection open for research.