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Gay Sex in the 70s (2005)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 April 2005 (USA)
A chronicle of gay culture in New York during the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDs era.

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(as Joseph Lovett)

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Robert Alvarez ...
Himself - Hand in Hand Film Productions (as Bob Alvarez)
Alvin Baltrop ...
Himself - Photographer
Barton Benes ...
Himself - Artist
Tom Bianchi ...
Himself - Photographer
Mel Cheren ...
Himself - CEO, West End Records
Arnie Kantrowitz ...
Himself - English Professor, Activist, Writer
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Himself - Writer, Activist
Lawrence Mass ...
Himself - Addiction Specialist, Writer (as Lawrence Mass M.D.)
Rodger McFarlane ...
Himself - Foundation Director, Writer, Activist
Susan Tomkin ...
Herself - Asst. to Bruce Mailman, The Saint & St. Mark's Baths
Richard A. Lynch ...
Himself
Ken Unger ...
Himself - Internist (as Ken Unger M.D.)
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Thirteen men and one woman look back at gay life and sex in Manhattan and Fire Island - from Stonewall (June, 1969) to the first reporting on AIDS (June, 1981). They describe the rapid move from repression to celebration, from the removal of shame to joy, the on-going search for "someone," the freedom before AIDS, the friendships, and brotherhood. They take us through cruising and sex in public places, the drug scene, the bars and the baths, the birth of entertainment and dance clubs, and starry nights on Fire Island. Photographs, home movies, newsreels, and film clips illustrate the story. A few contemporary "what did the 70's mean?" man-in-the-street takes end the documentary. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A frank look back... how far we've come... or have we?
30 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A no holds barred look back at a hedonistic time of freedom for sexual awareness and discovery... it can almost make this thirty something long for a time pre AIDs. It posed a lot of questions for me like, which came first, the gay sexual carnivore, or the backlash against sexual persecution. At a screening, an audience member wished they had been old enough to have enjoyed in the decadent madness that seemed pervasive by the movie's content... and I was left to wonder, how different it was then (men having sex with strangers in bathhouses and the back of trucks and piers) to how it is now (men arranging sex dates with others online). What a wake up call to reality.


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