2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

These C*cksucking Tears

Director: Dan Taberski

Film Summary

Shorter Is Better | 0:15 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

In 1973, the son of a tenant dairy farmer released the first and only gay-themed country music album. But with only 1000 copies made, the album soon disappeared and became a gay urban myth. Forty years later, Lavender Country was rediscovered and lauded by critics as 'resonant and wonderful...a rare act of bravery and honesty.' 'These C*cksucking Tears' revisits the voice behind the album, Pat Haggerty -- now in his 70s and singing 'old songs to old folks' at senior living facilities -- as he deals with the resurgence of a musical dream long since given up for dead. The documentary explores the roots of his courage, the politics of 'country,' and Patrick's relationship to a music industry where 'you can come out as gay but you still can't get up and sing about it.'

Director Dan Taberski
Executive Producer
Producer Dan Taberski, Christy Lamb
Cinematographer Damon Hoydysh
Editor David Mehlman