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Gay Sex in the 70s (2005) If anything, it was wilder than you thought. A dozen or so witnesses testify, with a lusty nostalgia that shades into older-and-wiser gravity, to the… 2005-11-04 PT67M Documentary Frameline
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Gay Sex in the 70s (2005)

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Gay Sex in the 70s | FUN IN THE SUN Is this what they mean by hot cross buns?
Image credit: Gay Sex in the 70's: Tom Bianchi
FUN IN THE SUN Is this what they mean by hot cross buns?
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Nov 04, 2005; Length: 67 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Frameline

If anything, it was wilder than you thought. A dozen or so witnesses testify, with a lusty nostalgia that shades into older-and-wiser gravity, to the glories and perils of anonymous gay sex during the one decade when people didn't feel guilty about it. The era that ended in 1981, with the onslaught of AIDS, is recalled, variously, as a utopian orgy; a rare time of communal connection; and the most extreme bacchanalia since the fall of Rome. In Gay Sex in the 70s we hear tales of young men groping their way through spaces so dark they couldn't see their partners, of hookups spurred by a smile on the street. The director, Joseph Lovett, wants us to ask if there's such a thing as too much freedom, and he has the sobriety to say yes — and no.

Originally posted Nov 02, 2005 Published in issue #849 Nov 11, 2005 Order article reprints