Queerosities – Diving Horses
When training animals for circuses and fairs, the idea was to create living caricatures of human behaviour. This dramatisation continued unbroken into early film. Queerosites – Diving Horses is an especially absurd document from the era of animal high performance in the service of entertaining humans. Mounted horses dive from a ten meter springboard into a swimming pool.
Major Film Laboratories, Inc., US 1920, 1 min, s/w, stumm