#films4fags @ #tofARTfair | 6th October | LA

Saturday, 7 – 10p

Born to Raise Hell 1974 (85 mins)

The standard that all Gay SM films are judged by around the world. The SM is authentic: whipping, pissing, beating, shaving, fisting, dildos, clothes pins, bondage, groveling, verbal abuse, defiled asses. The men are very masculine, very real. Sidney Charles of Drummer magazine wrote, “What can you say about a movie that’s so hot it needs to be handled with asbestos gloves… The movie to see with someone you love to beat, or be beaten by.” Legendary filmmaker Fred Halsted said, “The best SM film I’ve ever seen”.

SPECIAL GUEST: Writer and Director, Roger Earl.

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It is Not the Pornographer That is Perverse 2018 (69 mins)

An omnibus film comprised of four short films with interconnected themes and overlapping characters. “Diablo in Madrid” is inspired by the Pasolini short film “La Terra vista dalla Luna”. “Uber Menschen” finds a professor visiting Madrid and contemplating killing himself when an Uber driver talks him out of it. “Purple Army Fiction” is a reworking of certain ideas developed in LaBruce’s feature film The Raspberry Reich. “Fleapit” is an homage to films that depict people having sex in movie theatres, from Lamberto Bava’s Demons to Frank Perry’s Last Summer and beyond.

SPECIAL GUEST: Director, Bruce LaBruce.

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A couple of hellraisers get their rewards

A special report on two guys who got Tom of Finland Foundation Lifetime Achievement Awards, Terry Le Grand and Roger Earl, for decades of doing loads of things in the community.

BornToRaiseHell

They starting the very early queer porn S&M film revolution (in the pre-vid, 16 and 35mm ’60s). They got their first project banned in California (and many other states) for using real Los Angeles police cars, motorbikes and true official uniformed LAPD officers, doing quite different things than what they are known for, in their landmark project Born to Raise Hell.

It’s guys like these, charting unknown territory from the ’60s onward who got us the civil liberties many within our Western European and Northern American homo communities now take for granted. With the aids era, neo-religous prudism waves comparable to historic iconoclasms and homo-normalo manifestations like marriage, we’re on the path to lose many of those liberties. It’s guys like the ones running the Tom of Finland Foundation, Treasure Island media that now fights clampdowns on BB-pornstars in California against retarded/retired misguided Aids activists, Poz & Proud in Amsterdam, IML, ECMC and our good-old leather-and-fetish bars/clubs who keep us on a vigilant edge and guard us against losing the freedom we experienced from then until today.

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