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Sex Is... (1993)

Marc Huestis edits interviews with 15 men, including himself, around a set of topics starting with "what is sex?" The men are gay, living in or near San Francisco. They talk about their ... See full summary »

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Marc Huestis
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Credited cast:
Larry Brinkin Larry Brinkin ... Himself
Danny Castellow Danny Castellow ... Himself
Alex Chee Alex Chee ... Himself
Wayne Corbitt Wayne Corbitt ... Himself
Jim Glyer Jim Glyer ... Himself
Miguel Gutiérrez Miguel Gutiérrez ... Himself
Robert Hawk Robert Hawk ... Himself (as Bob Hawk)
Marc Huestis Marc Huestis ... Himself
Gerard Koskovich Gerard Koskovich ... Himself
Bambi Lake Bambi Lake ... Himself
R. Wood Massi R. Wood Massi ... Himself
David Perry ... Himself
Brad Philips Brad Philips ... Himself
Madame X Madame X ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeff Rosenstock Jeff Rosenstock ... Himself
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Marc Huestis edits interviews with 15 men, including himself, around a set of topics starting with "what is sex?" The men are gay, living in or near San Francisco. They talk about their first sexual experiences, the gay scene in San Francisco in the late 1970s, the pall cast by AIDS, the safe-sex movement, getting into serious relationships, the illness and death of partners, pornography, S/M and pain, race and stereotypes, personal fantasies, and bliss. Huestis has a thesis, that sex is going to be with us, so how best do we embrace it? His 15 subjects, archival footage, clips from porn films, and close-up looks at men loving men flesh out various answers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

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30 April 1993 (USA) See more »

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$530,833
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Mono
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Connections

Referenced in That Man: Peter Berlin (2005) See more »

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Sex is in the eye of the beholder
29 May 1999 | by Zen BonesSee all my reviews

This documentary covers the whole fascinating spectrum of what sex means in gay society. It covers the issues of race, religion, monogamy/promiscuity, love, friendship, community, gender identity, coming out, coming of age, coming...(!) and by showing the dichotomies of different stories, it weaves a whole patchwork of the makings of a community from the personal to the political. All the commentary is interesting because as diverse as it is, each commentator is telling us about some piece of ourselves. By including people of all ages, it tells us something of our history (something which the current generation is commonly interested in forgetting). History of the past and history in the making. It's also damn sexy!


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