ASK ANY BUDDY (vintage gay adult film compilation) plus surprise 16mm feature at PhilaMOCA
Fri Feb 24 2023 at 08:00 pm
PhilaMOCA | Philadelphia, PA
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A feature-length crowd-pleasing compilation of clips from classic gay adult films from the 1960s-80s followed by a secret 16mm feature film screening!
Long before Hollywood films like CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and LOVE, SIMON became common fare at the multiplex, the only place gay men could see their lives and lusts depicted on screen with any degree of honesty was at their local all-male adult cinema. From coming-out stories to romances, horror to camp comedy, the hundreds of features churned out by the gay adult film industry throughout the 1960s-80s were a driving force behind the spread of gay culture and constitute a largely forgotten cinematic document of the era. These films were often shot in actual queer spaces, starred the people who frequented them, and were then screened in movie theaters that doubled as safe communal spaces for members of the community.
The video component of a multimedia project that also encompasses an acclaimed podcast and Instagram feed, Elizabeth Purchell’s ASK ANY BUDDY compiles fragments from over 120 feature films to create a kaleidoscopic, dreamlike snapshot of the era. An official selection of nearly two-dozen international film festivals including BFI Flare and Outfest, ASK ANY BUDDY is a funny, sexy portrait of gay life in the years following the Stonewall Riots–or at least how it looked in the movies.
Adults only, doors 7:30, show 8:00 followed by a surprise gay adult film from the era projected on 16mm!
Where is it happening?PhilaMOCA, 531 N 12th St,Philadelphia,PA,United States, Philadelphia, United States
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