The Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary [NOOK Book]

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In this angry, eloquent outcry against the oppression of homosexuals, the author of the classic City of Night gives "an explosive non-fiction account, with commentaries, of three days and nights in the sexual underground" of Los Angeles in the 1970s--the "battlefield" of the sexual outlaw. Using the language and techniqus of the film, Rechy deftly intercuts the despairing, joyful, and defiant confessions of a male hustler with the "chorus" of his own subversive reflections on sexual identity and sexual politics,...
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Overview


In this angry, eloquent outcry against the oppression of homosexuals, the author of the classic City of Night gives "an explosive non-fiction account, with commentaries, of three days and nights in the sexual underground" of Los Angeles in the 1970s--the "battlefield" of the sexual outlaw. Using the language and techniqus of the film, Rechy deftly intercuts the despairing, joyful, and defiant confessions of a male hustler with the "chorus" of his own subversive reflections on sexual identity and sexual politics, and with stark documentary reports our society directs against homosexuals--"the only minority against whose existence there are laws."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555847326
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Series: Rechy, John
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 472 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword 16
Friday
11:07 A.M. The Apartment. The Gym 21
1:04 P.M. Santa Monica. The Beach 22
2:25 P.M. The Pier 24
Voice Over: Promiscuous Rage 28
3:48 P.M. The Restroom by the Pier 33
Montage: The City 35
5:12 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard 38
5:39 P.M. Selma 39
Flashback: Selma. A Year and a Half Ago 41
5:55 P.M. Selma 42
6:17 P.M. Laurel Canyon. Someone's Home 43
Voice Over: Interview 1 44
7:01 P.M. Selma. The Hustling Bar. Selma 49
8:05 P.M. Dellwith 50
9:08 P.M. Downtown Los Angeles 51
10:32 P.M. Greenstone Park 52
Flashback: Greenstone Park. A Year Ago 53
Mixed Media 1 54
10:34 P.M. Greenstone Park 61
11:48 P.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue 64
12:10 A.M. The Apartment 65
Voice Over: Interview 2 66
12:35 A.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue 72
12:47 A.M. Sutton Street 72
1:15 A.M. The Street and Alley Outside the Hawk Bar 74
Voice Over: Selective Sins and Exhortations 77
2:22 A.M. The Alley and Streets Near the Target Bar 80
2:51 A.M. Outside Andy's 81
3:05 A.M. The Garages, Yards, and Alleys Along Bierce Place 81
Voice Over: Four Factions of the Rear Guard 83
3:40 A.M. Albertson Avenue 90
Flashback: A House. Last Week 90
3:46 A.M. Terrace Circle 95
4:12 A.M. Greenstone Park 97
Voice Over: Cops and Muggers 98
4:16 A.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue 104
4:24 A.M. The Apartment 104
Saturday
10:08 A.M. The Apartment. The Gym 111
11:05 A.M. Greenstone Park 111
12:23 P.M. Griffith Park 112
12:34 P.M. Griffith Park. The Hill 114
Flashback: Griffith Park. Ten Years Ago 115
Voice Over: Consenting Adults, Explorer Scout Girls, and Glittering Bisexuals 117
1:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Hill 127
1:38 P.M. Griffith Park. The Road. A Path 128
1:47 P.M. Griffith Park. The Isolated Cove 128
Montage: The City 132
2:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Road. Another Hill 135
2:47 P.M. Griffith Park. The Arena 136
3:05 P.M. Griffith Park. Along the Road 138
4:04 P.M. The Movie Arcade 139
Mixed Media 2 140
5:02 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard. Selma 147
Flashback: Christmas Eve. Two Years Ago. Selma 148
5:08 P.M. Selma 149
5:25 P.M. Roo's Home 149
Voice Over: Hustlers, Clients, and Eminent Psychiatrists 152
6:56 P.M. Griffith Park. The Twilit Road 163
7:14 P.M. Griffith Park. The Lower Areas 163
Voice Over: Getting Involved 165
8:44 P.M. Greenstone Park. The Area of the Garage on Oak Street. Greenstone Park 172
Voice Over: The Gay Parade 176
11:47 P.M. Selma 184
Voice Over: Beyond the Fag Hag 186
12:31 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue 190
12:38 A.M. A Side Street Near West Hollywood 190
12:51 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue 191
Flashback: The Beach at Night. A Week Ago 191
12:55 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue 192
Voice Over: The Gay Sensibility 193
1:09 A.M. The Lots and Alleys Near the Costume Bars 197
2:17 A.M. The Garage on Oak Street 200
Flashback: The Garage. A Year Ago 201
2:21 A.M. Oak Street. The Garage. The Tunnels. The Shed. The Street 201
Voice Over: The Gay Threat 205
4:08 A.M. The Apartment 207
Sunday
7:34 A.M. The Apartment 213
Flashback: Griffith Park. An Early Sunday Morning 213
11:07 A.M. The Apartment 214
12:02 P.M. Griffith Park. The Isolated Hill 214
Flashback: Griffith Park. Nine Years Ago 215
Montage: The City 218
12:29 P.M. Griffith Park. The Roads. The Hills 220
1:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Beginning of the Invasion 222
1:28 P.M. Griffith Park. The Invasion 223
3:54 P.M. Griffith Park. The Detention Compound 225
Mixed Media 3 227
Voice Over: Imaginary Speech to Heterosexuals 231
4:58 P.M. The Movie Theater 235
6:06 P.M. The Afternoon and Early-Evening Bar. Another Bar. The Turf Bar 237
Flashback: Somewhere in Los Angeles. Last Summer 239
Voice Over: The Ugly Gay World 242
7:16 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard. Selma 248
Flashback: Selma. Ten Years Ago 249
7:23 P.M. Selma 249
7:45 P.M. A House in the Hills 251
8:30 P.M. Selma 252
Voice Over: S & M 253
8:59 P.M. The Baths 263
10:35 P.M. Outside the Tool Bar. The City. The Lot Outside the Turf Bar 266
Voice Over: S & M vs. "S & M" 267
11:26 P.M. The Parking Lot Outside the Turf Bar 282
Voice Over: Contradictions, Ambivalences, and Considerations 285
11:44 P.M. The Tunnel Near Sutton. Hollywood Boulevard. Santa Monica Boulevard. Selma. Terrace Circle, Bierce Place, Greenstone Park 289
Voice Over: Attack! 293
1:06 A.M. Outside the Tool Bar 296
1:23 A.M. Outside the Turf Bar. A Parking Lot. The Alley 297
2:08 A.M. A Deserted Part of the Beach 298
Voice Over: The Sexual Outlaw 299
2:42 A.M. The Orgy Room 302
3:44 A.M. Selma. Greenstone Park. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue 305
4:15 A.M. The Garage on Oak Street. The Tunnels. The Garage. Greenstone Park. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue. The Garage 306
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2001

    Surprising and lurid!

    I loved this book from start to finish, though it seemed like two different books mixed together at first. As the connections between the two different parts became obvious, it became even more entertaining. Basically, it deals with gay male hustlers, with graphic details about one of them.

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