Friday, July 19, 2013

Boys in the Sand



1971 American Feature

Cast: Casey Donovan, Peter Fisk, Danny Di Cioccio and Tommy Moore
Writer/Director: Wakefield Poole

Synopsis:
The sexual adventures of the "boys in the sand" at the New York gay beach resort Fire Island.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 100%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available (link NSFW)

The Wakefield Poole Collection

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Notes/Trivia:
  • Boys in the Sand is generally considered to be the first widely available gay pornographic movie. It was also the first gay porn film to achieve crossover success, and one of the earliest porn films of any genre to gain mainstream credibility, preceding 1972's Deep Throat by nearly a year. The film's mainstream popularity helped usher in the era of "porno chic," a brief period of mainstream cultural acceptability afforded hardcore pornographic film.
  • With an advertising campaign unprecedented for a pornographic feature, Boys in the Sand premiered in New York City in 1971 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. The film made back most of its production and promotions budget the day it opened.
  • The first pornographic film to include on-screen credits for its cast and crew, although many were assumed names.
  • The film's title is a parodic reference to the Mart Crowley play and film The Boys in the Band. It was the first pornographic film to parody the title of a mainstream movie.
  • The only X-rated pornographic film to be reviewed by The New York Times. While some critics were less impressed, others saw the film as akin to the avant-garde work of directors like Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol.
  • Directorial debut of Wakefield Poole, who went on to make several landmark gay porn movies and is now recognized as one of the pioneers of gay pornographic films. 
  • Casey Donovan returned to Fire Island for the less-successful 1984 sequel Boys in the Sand II (a.k.a. Men in the Sand), also directed by Wakefield Poole.

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