Futur Drei : queer of color presents, ephemeral art, and Germany's club scene

Tom Smith*

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The film Futur Drei, directed by Faraz Shariat and released in 2020, offers a theory of the present from queer of color perspectives. It locates queer possibility not only in lost pasts or imagined futures, but in ephemeral acts of creativity in small-town Germany today. The queer present in this understanding is imperfect and ambivalent, full of potential yet limited by structural injustices. The film’s aesthetic condenses ephemeral art forms, including music, song, dance, and costume, into a temporally dense, non-linear present that reworks and reappropriates past forms of popular culture and imagines utopian futures. Jünglinge put this theory of the present into practice in two principal ways: queering the link between German techno and whiteness and experimenting in their filmmaking praxis with possibilities for queer of color-centered approaches.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-392
Number of pages18
JournalThe Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 2022


  • Queer of color critique
  • Techno
  • Temporalities
  • Futur Drei
  • Present


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