Steve Kokker

male
Born
1965
in
Montreal
Canada
CA
Lives in
Estonia
EE
Biography

Video maker, critic, writer. Montreal-bred, Estonia-based Steve Kokker is the ardent chronicler of the erotic undercurrents of homosociality, fandom and voyeurism—in both word and image. Popular on the queer community festival circuit, and occasionally within mainstream festivals, his personal video documentaries Komrades (2003) and Birch (1995) reflect his troubled encounters with Russian military subcultures and masculinity in general. Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe (1998) is the ultimate found-footage fan homage to Joe Dallesandro by way of Judy Garland. His decade of film reviewing beginning in 1987 in Montreal weeklies as well as other publications championed emerging queer cinema by such directors as Gus Van Sant as well as quirky eruptions of homoerotic desire in unexpected corners of the media.