L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand: A Queer Film Classic

L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand: A Queer Film Classic

by Cindy Patton

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Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781551525624
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
Publication date: 12/23/2014
Series: Queer Film Classics Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Acknowledgments 9

Synopses 13

Credits 16

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

References 121

Filmography 127

Index 129

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