Grey Gardens (1975) is one of most important documentary films of the past thirty years, gaining the status of a cult classic. Matthew Tinkcom argues that the film reshaped documentary cinema by moving the n-fiction camera to the heart of the household, a private space into which film-makers had seldom previously ventured.
MATTHEW TINKCOM is Associate Professor of Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University, USA. He is the author of Working Like a Homosexual: Camp, Capital, Cinema (2002) and co-editor of Key Frames: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies (2001). He is currently working on a book about the digital moving image and its relation to online queer discursive communities.