First in-person screening of a love story about fetish porn

12th August 2021, 11:45 pm

 

Raw! Uncut! Video! honors the incredible history of gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, whose revolutionary sleaze films showcased rugged blue-collar men enacting their most explicit sexual fantasies onscreen. Independently founded by leathermen Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry, their infamous videos playfully depict hardcore kink rarely before seen in porn, ushering in a new era of sex positivity during the rise of the AIDS epidemic. This survey of their indelible work asserts the duo as an iconiclastic creative force and celebrates the beauty of raw, unbridled erotic expression.

“Without Tom of Finland’s iconic work, there would be no Palm Drive Video. What Tom put on paper we, as graphic artists, tried to put on screen in our own artistic interpretation of homomasculine men.” –Jack Fritscher

The film will also screen on Outfest’s virtual platform.


“Raw! Uncut! Video!” screening at Outfest

15th Aug 2021 @ 9:45 pm – 11:55 pm –   RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! chronicles the rise and fall of homegrown gay porn studio Palm Drive Video, and explores how a devoted couple helped battle a devastating health crisis by promoting kinky sex. Legendary leatherman Jack Fritscher met Mark Hemry in 1979 at Harvey Milk’s birthday party – and the two fell head over heels […]

Published: 12th August 2021

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