30 Days of Queer Cinema Day 2 | Portrait of Jason
Jason Holliday, born Aaron Payne, a flamboyantly gay black man living out and proud in the 1960s, serves as the subject of Shirley Clark's fascinating documentary, Portrait of Jason.
"You know, it’s a funny feeling, having a picture made about you. I mean, I thnk I really dig it you know? I feel sort of grand sitting here, you know? People are be digging you, I’ll be criticized, I’ll be loved or hated or what have you, what difference does it make, you know? I’m doing what I want to do, and it’s a nice feeling that somebody’s taking a picture of it. This is a picture I can save forever. No matter how many more times I may goof or be ridiculous. I will have one beautiful something of my own, you know. And I really, for once in my life, was together. And this is the result of it. And it is a nice feeling."