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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.

Director:

Joseph F. Lovett (as Joseph Lovett)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Connections

References All About Eve (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Island
Written by Ron Dante & Gene Allan
Published by EMI Music (BMI)
Performed by Dante's Inferno
Courtesy of Ron Dante
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Good history with lots of very attractive bodies
25 August 2006 | by johnb609See all my reviews

I read the other review of this movie and couldn't believe we had seen the same film—maybe we didn't. I thought this was an interesting history of an era, perhaps a unique era, and that it had an obvious beginning and an obvious end. I especially liked that the title was so mundane.

The photos of men in NYC in the 70s were spectacular and the entire story captivating, at least for me.

I went because I tend to like documentaries and I think the movie was well structured. There is a point at which it "dawns on you" and you might even get up and go at that point but it is a good history.

I wonder what Pompeii was like...


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