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Bigger than life : the history of gay porn cinema from beefcake to hardcore / by Jeffrey Escoffier.

By: Escoffier, JeffreyMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Philadelphia,PA : Running Press, ©2009. Description: v, 367, 24 cmISBN: 9780786747535 (electronic bk.); 0786747536 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Gay pornographic films -- United States -- History and criticism | Gay erotic films -- United States -- History and criticism | Gay men in motion pictures -- History | Sex in motion pictures -- History | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference | Gay erotic films | Gay men | Gay pornographic films | Motion pictures | Sex | United StatesDDC classification: 791.43/6538086640973 LOC classification: PN1995.9.S45 | E73 2009eb
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.
Summary: 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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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