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United States. 2019. 78 '. Experimental documentary. VOSTF. Forbidden - 18 years old.
Direction, production, editing: Evan Purcell
With: Peter Berlin, Rick Cassidy, Casey Donovan, Harvey Milk

A video mashup that uses fragments from over 125 adult gay films to create a kaleidoscopic snapshot of urban gay life in the years after the Stonewall riots.

From coming out stories to romances, melodramas and 'camp' comedies, the hundreds of films produced by the gay adult film industry throughout the 1970s and 1980s were a driving force behind the release of gay culture and are important testimonies. Often shot in true queer spaces (saunas, bars, cinemas), these films featured the people who frequented them, then released into theaters that also acted as safe spaces for members of the community. This gripping film uses very explicit (but not gratuitous!) Sexual imagery to accurately describe the social practices and activities that actually took place in these places. Ask any buddy was compiled by Evan Purchell, a film historian whose work on the subject led him to collaborate on the documentary Circus of books (Netflix). He is currently researching for an upcoming book on the history of the gay adult movie industry.

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