The Spy on the Fly
Ray Harrison
Fiction : 44' / Drag, Camp, Comedy

The sole Gay Girls Riding Club narrative that is not a direct quote to another film, The Spy on the Fly is a parody to the early films of the James Bond saga, which started in 1962 with Dr. No. Largely shot on outdoor locations, the film follows an agent on a secret mission that eventually takes her to San Francisco where she discovers a whole new world, leading her to quicky abandon her job. This also the GGRC title in which filmmaker Ray Harrison uses his real name (and not Connie B. de Mille), and actor Warren Fremming doesn’t use his stage name Frieda.  


September 20 | 21h30 | Cinemateca Portuguesa - Sala M. Félix Ribeiro

/ Details

Year: 1967

Country: USA

Language: english

Subtitles: portuguese

With: Warren Fremming

/ Direction

Ray Harrison


Ray Harrison was an American filmmaker who signed some of his earlier films as Connie B. de Mille. He was a part of the 1960s underground film collective Gay Girls Riding Club, a group of gay men – some of them members of the industry -, who spoofed Hollywood movies in a series of elaborate amateur films. Rarely seen today, these films, made at a time when gay lives were universally portrayed as tragic in film, remain a unique document of a pre-Stonewall affirmative gay identity.


1972 - All About Alice (Feature Film)
1969 - Les Boys (Short Film)
1967 - The Spy on the Fly (Short Film)
1963 - The Roman Springs on Mrs. Stone (Short Film)
1963 - What Really Happened to Baby Jane (Short Film)
1962 - Suddenly, Last Sunday (Short Film)

1962 - Always on Sunday (Short Film)

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