So many Communist propaganda posters feature men holding hands, kissing, or clutching each other in a passionate embrace—all to symbolize the great bond between men of different cultural backgrounds unified under Communism. But what if the artists behind these posters were just creating the least-subtle depictions of a gay utopia?

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Scholars have long pointed out the overt homoeroticism present in these images, and tonight Poster House is bringing together two experts in the field to tease out the histories and interpretations of these iconic posters. Join Chinese-born designer Zipeng Zhu and film historian Bader AlAwadhi as they guide us through the provocative, campy, and incredibly homoerotic imagery of Communist propaganda.

The Gay Agenda: Homoeroticism in Communist Propaganda
January 12, 2021 7–8:30pm
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