Ah, the lost art of trolling porn theaters. The smell! The sounds! The MEN! Nothing like it in the world. Of course, porn theaters have mostly vanished from gay life, since the invention of computer porn. Most millennials now know very little about cruising in an analogue world. The queer film organization Dirty Looks is trying to change that. They’re here to give us a little history lesson. TONIGHT (Aug 4), from midnight until Saturday night at midnight, they’re staging a pop-up porn theater showing non-stop vintage gay porn (and some lezsploitation and queer art fare) from the pre-VHS era of late 70s early 80s. Full on fun old-school porn – in a theatre! It’s art! It’s hot! Think old-school gay cinema – Casey Donovan! Jack Wrangler! Wooohooooo!
The arty queer film folks at Dirty Looks, return to Los Angeles for a 24-hour marathon of classic beefcake X-rated action taking over a honest-to-goodness theater! Yes, you actually go sit in the dark and watch gay sex WITH OTHER PEOPLE. MADNESS! (Also, fun!)
It’s basically a tribute to old-school gay porn theaters and the hot flicks they screened back in the day. As the curators put it, for this humpy movie marathon “the programming will promiscuously alternate between XXX works and avant-garde fair, then considered too personal or tempestuous for standard cinema screens.” So you’ll get classics starring ’70s and early ’80s gay porn gods like Casey Donovan and Jack Wrangler, some even featuring a soundtrack by legendary disco god Patrick Cowley.
Here’s a bit more about the saucy celluloid action coming your way. “Sesión Continua will take place at Son of Semele, a 36-seat theater in Historic Filipinotown (near Silver Lake) that has been operating since 2003. We want to convey the intimacy and appetites that animated original porn theaters like the Park or the Coronet Theater, with a limited seating that calls for closeness and an extended program that lubricates the flow of audiences into the theater.”
Here’s more info:
Friday, August 04 11:59PM – Saturday August 05 11:59PM
a 24-hour porn theatre
Son of Semele
3301 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004