L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand

A Queer Film Classic
Product Number: EB00663581
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781551525631
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
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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.

Author(s): Cindy Patton
Original Publish Date: Dec 08, 2014

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