Sun, June 3, 2007, 4pm
These two films address the very different ways, and different times, in which gay and lesbian porn emerged.
Other than the pulp novels of the 1950s and ’60s, porn made by women for women was rare until the 1980s, reflecting general social homophobia, and conflicts around porn within the feminist movement.
Gay male erotica in the pre-gay liberation years was often thinly disguised as exercise and body building photography, to avoid persecution and to give some cover to the gay men who sought out the images.
Lesbian Sex and Sexuality: The Evolution of Erotica is part of a series produced for HereTV on lesbian sexuality. Hot, funny, and highly informative, it focuses on dyke porn pioneers who created an emerging genre of lesbian pornography dedicated to celebrating and portraying lesbian sexuality from a lesbian perspective.
Eye on the Guy: Alan B. Stone & The Age of Beefcake tells the story of Montreal photographer Alan Stone, who, from the basement of his mother’s suburban house, produced thousands of ï¿½beefcakeï¿½ images for mailorder ï¿½physiqueï¿½ magazines during the 1950s and early 1960s. Gorgeous stills, home movies, and engaging interviews with former models capture a time when the images may seem more ï¿½innocentï¿½ but the desire itself was fraught with danger.
LESBIAN SEX AND SEXUALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF EROTICA: dir Katherine Linton 2007 USA 26 min. EYE ON THE GUY: Alan B. Stone & the Age of Beefcake: dirs Philip Lewis & Jean-Francois Monette 2006 Canada 48 min.
Community Partner: Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival