Friday, 26 May
Kissable Screens: Le Beau Mec (Wallace Potts, 1979) + introduction by Gerald Herman
Wallace Potts | 1979 | FR | 70’ | EN subs
Thanks to BFI Flare (London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival) for rediscovering this masterpiece of vintage gay porn this year! Filmhuis Cavia is thrilled to share Le Beau Mec as our 5th edition of Kissable Screens, focusing on sex-positivity within cinematic experience.
On the website of BFI Flare 2023, Brian Robinson writes about the film:
“The facts behind Le Beau Mec are just as extraordinary as the viewing experience. Rudolf Nureyev’s last lover Wallace Potts directed hot hunk Karl Forest in this Parisian porno – featuring choreography by the Russian legend – that included camerawork by legendary cinematographer Néstor Almendros (Days of Heaven, The Blue Lagoon, Sophie’s Choice). Until very recently an almost-lost film, surviving only in decaying VHS tapes, collector Gerry Herman’s lengthy search finally uncovered some prints. A series of erotic episodes are recounted by Forest’s titular ‘handsome guy’ – memorable sexual encounters in parks, clubs, a gym, a hotel and a fetish club. Remarkable for the beauty of its images and the dynamic range of passionate lovemaking, this is a dream of a film.”
We are happy that Gerald Herman, who is involved with distribution and restoration of Le Beau Mec, is visiting us in Amsterdam and is willing to give us an introduction.
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