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Bigger than life : the history of gay porn cinema from beefcake to hardcore

Author: Jeffrey Escoffier
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hardcore porn--both the straight and gay varieties--entered mainstream American culture in the 1970s as the sexual revolution swept away many of the cultural inhibitions and legal restraints on explicit sexual expression. The first porn movie ever to be reviewed by Variety, the entertainment industry's leading trade journal, was Wakefield Poole's Boys in the Sand (1971), a sexually-explicit gay movie shot on Fire  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Escoffier, Jeffrey.
Bigger than life.
Philadelphia : Running Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008939356
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Escoffier
ISBN: 9780786747535 0786747536 0786720107 9780786720101
OCLC Number: 647869684
Description: 1 online resource (v, 367 pages)
Contents: Introduction 1; PART ONE: Passports to Fantasy; CHAPTER ONE: Blue 11; CHAPTER TWO: Beefcake in Babylon 47; CHAPTER THREE: Paradise and the City of Orgies 89; CHAPTER FOUR: Porn Capital of America 117; CHAPTER FIVE: The Real and the Fantastic 147; PART TWO: Death and Desire; CHAPTER SIX: Sex in the Ruins 177; CHAPTER SEVEN: Real Men and Superstars 205; CHAPTER EIGHT: Porn Noir 227; PART THREE: Sexual Spectacle; CHAPTER NINE: The Perfect Orgy 255; CHAPTER TEN: Star Power 289; CHAPTER ELEVEN: Lost in Fantasy 325; EPILOGUE: The End of Gay Hardcore Films 345; INDEX 349.
Responsibility: by Jeffrey Escoffier.

Abstract:

Hardcore porn--both the straight and gay varieties--entered mainstream American culture in the 1970s as the sexual revolution swept away many of the cultural inhibitions and legal restraints on explicit sexual expression. The first porn movie ever to be reviewed by Variety, the entertainment industry's leading trade journal, was Wakefield Poole's Boys in the Sand (1971), a sexually-explicit gay movie shot on Fire Island with a budget of

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