Wakefield Poole (R): Boys in the Sand
USA 1971 (Digitally Remastered Version), engl.OF, 72 min., € 34.95Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.Gorilla Factory
This collection contains early films of Wakefield Poole, featuring the classic »Boys in the Sand«. Acclaimed Broadway dancer and director Wakefield Poole created a sensation when he and producer Marvin Shulman four-walled the 55th Street Playhouse in New York City and released the gay adult feature »Boys in the Sand« in 1971. Set in the Fire Island Pines and starring Casey Donovan in three sexual vignettes, »Boys in the Sand« changed gay men’s lives, made Fire Island an international tourist destination and introduced straight audiences to gay sex in a positive and beautifully shot way. Poole began experimenting with Super 8 and 16mm film the year prior to releasing »Boys in the Sand«. This DVD presents four surviving short films: »Andy« - Poole’s dizzying look at an Andy Warhol retrospective, »A Gift« - a Fire Island-shot precursor to »Boys in the Sand«, »Head Film« - an experimental and humorous rainy day romp, »Vittorio« - a stop-motion cutout animated film. Both »Boys in the Sand« and »Andy« have been newly re-scanned and restored from the best available elements. The other short films are presented here for the first time on DVD. The feature also contains an abandoned segment from »Boys in the Sand«, a director’s audio commentary and video introduction, a vintage interview with Wakefield Poole and Casey Donovan, a Revisiting Fire Island short documentary, and a video interview with author Linda Williams about »Boys in the Sand«.