Michael Crawford

Gay Sex in the 70s

Filed By Michael Crawford | January 06, 2008 1:08 PM | comments

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Tags: 1970s, gay film, gay history, gay men, gay sex

Gay Sex in the 70s, the documentary about, well, gay sex in the 70s is at the top of my Netflix que. Of course, I'm viewing it only for historical purposes.

What movies have you watched that you think the rest of us need to see?


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A good movie to watch to see where we are headed as a country is V For Vendetta.

Take care
Sue

Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November.

Michael, thanks for the tip. That's going on my Q, too. Here are some of my "must sees."

Kinsey - which is about how Alfred Kinsey came up with the Kinsey reports about human sexuality.

Connie & Carla - Two women hide out in West Hollywood dressed as drag queens to escape the mob. A spin off of "Some Like it Hot," and there's even a guest appearance by Debbie Reynolds!

One Nation Under God - a documentary about the ex-gay movement

The Life & Times of Harvey Milk - a documentary about Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay elected official in the US

To Wong Fu: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar - RuPaul has a guest appearance in this film about drag queens traveling across the US in an old cadellac. Always a good one!

I saw this about a year ago. The thing I thought was: They keep saying how much things have changed since AIDS.. and I'm watching and thinking: Things really haven't changed all that much.

But it's an interesting film...

Last night I watched "The Rainmaker," an 1950s masterpiece with Katherine Hepburn and Burt Lancaster, both of whom were amazing. Burt Lancaster plays a con-man who comes to a drought-stricken town out West and convinces a family to give him $100 to make it rain within 24 hours. Ultimately it is a meditation on doubt and faith, and a young and virile Lancaster in particular is amazing to watch (his wardrobe is also fun to watch, considering it's one very tight black shirt, a pair of tight jeans and a red scarf tied around his neck.) Another recommendation on the Burt Lancaster front is "The Leopard," by Luchino Visconti (the greatest -- and no coincidence gay -- post-war Italian filmmaker). Lancaster is older here and plays the role of a fading Sicilian aristocrat with a mix of seething restraint, dignity and despair. Easily one of the greatest performances of all-time and not to be missed!!!

Soldier's Girl
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0324013/

Ma Vie en Rose
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119590/

Different for Girls
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116102/

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0464189/

Southern Comfort
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0276515/

I prefer The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert to To Wong Foo - which was basically an americanized version. Though it was good also.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109045/

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119668/

Which was just on TV here in Philly this weekend!

Small Town Gay Bar is a terrific documentary, as is

For The Bible Tells Me So

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