Tuesday, May 10, 2011

GAY SEX IN THE 70'S (2005)

For a micro-budget documentary this is a good introduction to the gay scene in the 1970's, butt the title is misleading since it only tells the story of gay men in New York City in the 70's. There is absolutely nothing about anything outside of NYC which is sad because I was hoping this would talk some about gay lifestyles in other countries. Butt, oh well, I still enjoyed the film and was amazed by all the archival photos and video, especially the gay docks, "the trucks" and St. Mark's Baths! Holy Elton John testicles! That was some crazy shit!!! The St. Mark's Bath sounded fucking awesome! Why can't there be something like that for heterosexuals nowadays?! I'd be there every weekend.

My main beef though is there just wasn't enough meat to the story. Yea, everybody is suckin and fuckin and fisting nonstop, butt hearing about it over and over chafed me kinda raw. I wanted the film to penetrate deeper into the story. Instead it just poked around the rim. I wish there had been some interviews with somebody other than just the sex participants, like city officials or doctors or even some anti-gay preachers to look at the story from a different perspective. Also a brief introduction would have been nice.  People mentioned "Stonewall" and "LGBT", butt what if you had no idea what those words meant?  You'd have to look them up yourself.

Those are just a few small complaints, don't let it scare you off from diving mouth first into this film. And at only 71 minutes it's packed tight with juicy information. For those out there keeping score: numerous rear nudity, a few flaccid wieners and no penetration.