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Thu Nov 11, 20:45

Film, Rio Cinema, £13.5 / £10.5 con

A love story about fetish porn, this remarkable documentary charts the rise and fall of homegrown gay porn studio Palm Drive Video with jaw-dropping archival footage, devoted interviews, and a dedication to promoting safe and kinky gay sex. Original, joyful, filthy, and a vital part of our history. 

Legendary leatherman Jack Fritscher met Mark Hemry in 1979 at Harvey Milk’s birthday party – and the two fell head over heels in love. When the AIDS epidemic swept through San Francisco, the couple left the city to begin a new venture: turning a rural ranch in Sonoma County into a safe-sex porn studio that offered viewers new sexual possibilities in an age of plague. Casting rugged non-professional models to explore their unique erotic fantasies onscreen, the studio explored a wild array of queer kinks – and helped champion sex-positivity in the porn industry.

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! | dir. Ryan A. White and Alex Clausen | USA 2021 | 79'

CW: sexualised and discussion of AIDS


Presented in partnership with Little Joe - magazine about queers and cinema, mostly



Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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