A Queer Film Classic on two groundbreaking gay arthouse porn films from 1972, both examples of the growing liberalization of social attitudes toward sex and homosexuality in post-Stonewall America. Where Fred Halsted's Boys in the Sand is a frothy romp at a gay beach resort community, Wakefield Poole's L.A. Plays Itself is a dark treatise on violence and urban squalor. Both films represent particular, polarizing moments in the early history of the gay movement.
Cindy Patton is a longtime activist and scholar. She is currently professor of sociology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
About the Author
Cindy Patton: Cindy Patton is a longtime activist and scholar who has written extensively about social and political dimensions of the AIDS epidemic. She writes about media, including pornography. She is currently Professor of Sociology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.
Table of Contents
1 Porntasia 19
2 Good Gay Porn 45
3 Deep Play 77
4 Porno Chic in the Porn Palace 95
Conclusion: To Hell in a Handbasket 117