Kern is an filmmaker and photographer associated with the Cinema of Transgression movement who first met Wojnarowicz at the Peppermint Lounge through Tommy Turner. Wojnarowicz and Kern collaborated on a number of films such as You Killed Me First (1985) and “Stray Dogs” from The Manhattan Love Suicides (1985). The two were good friends, traveled together, and were briefly roommates in 1985.
Interview by Diana Kamin and Marvin Taylor, 2016
Interviewed for Carr, Fire in the Belly, 2012
Wojnarowicz Papers, Fales Library, Series II, Box 2, Folder 15; Series III, Subseries H, Box 6, Folder 302A; Series VIII, Subseries A, 092.0518, 092.0614, 092.0616, 092.0618; Subseries B, Box 17, 092.0270; Series IX, Subseries A, Box 32, Folder 18; Series X, Subseries E, Box 95, Folder 6; Series X, Subseries E, Box 96, Folder 27; Series X, Subseries E, Box 97, Folder 29; Series X, Subseries E, Box 97, Folder 31