Dennis Cooper on Transgression

"There’s a special cult mystique that accrues to filmic poets like Jarman and Anger. It leaves them anathemas to mainstream audiences, but makes them fiercely important to a smaller, more discriminating subculture to whom visionary artists are the closest thing to gods."

-Dennis Cooper on transgressive heroes.

From his obituary/essay “The Queer King” for Derek Jarman in April 1992. 

Dennis Cooper. "Smothered in Hugs: Essays, Interviews, Feedback, and Obituaries".