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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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Joseph F. Lovett (as Joseph Lovett)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Alvarez Robert Alvarez ... Himself - Hand in Hand Film Productions (as Bob Alvarez)
Alvin Baltrop Alvin Baltrop ... Himself - Photographer
Barton Benes Barton Benes ... Himself - Artist
Tom Bianchi Tom Bianchi ... Himself - Photographer
Mel Cheren Mel Cheren ... Himself - CEO, West End Records
Arnie Kantrowitz Arnie Kantrowitz ... Himself - English Professor, Activist, Writer
Larry Kramer ... Himself - Writer, Activist
Lawrence Mass Lawrence Mass ... Himself - Addiction Specialist, Writer (as Lawrence Mass M.D.)
Rodger McFarlane Rodger McFarlane ... Himself - Foundation Director, Writer, Activist
Susan Tomkin Susan Tomkin ... Herself - Asst. to Bruce Mailman, The Saint & St. Mark's Baths
Richard A. Lynch Richard A. Lynch ... Himself
Ken Unger 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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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meleg szex a 70-es években See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,357, 6 November 2005

Gross USA:

$249,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$249,565
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The Good Ol' Bad Ol' Days of Sex in the 70's
23 February 2008 | by desmondoramaSee all my reviews

It was almost deja vu for me, watching what lifestyle was like in those heady days of Gay sex in the 70's.

The thing about it was that it really happened just like that - not only in NYC but around the world! I lived in Perth, Australia and it was all happening here as well! This is a very good archive of a time in history and valuable in today's world.

It was fun to see all the pretty young things in their heyday who are all past middle age, yet knowing that they'd come a long way to get here.

I enjoyed it and highly recommend it to anyone who was around at the time.


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