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This entertaining and enlightening documentary sheds a light on a pioneering moment in film history and the gay rights movement, as it revisits the break-through 1960s gay films of Pat Rocco. Rocco was responsible for the very first gay films that were shown openly to the paying public in the late 1960s. Situated before hardcore porn became the norm, and in marked contrast to the somewhat darker gay porn that was coming out of New York at the time. Pat Rocco’s film were more sun-dappled, featuring tanned and happy-looking naked men on sail boats and on beaches, celebrating their identities and the beauty of the male body. The filmmakers got to talk to the generous, rather humble and open-minded Rocco just before his death. It took a team of dedicated Canadian filmmakers to capture a fairly obscure moment of indie film history that deserves to be remembered.
  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States, Canada
  • Director
    Morris Chapdelaine, Bob Christie
  • Screenwriter
    Bob Christie, Charlie David, Morris Chapdelaine
  • Cast
    Pat Rocco, Charlie David, Phyllis Diller