Kissable Screens: Le Beau Mec (Wallace Potts, 1979) + introduction by Gerald Herman

Friday, 26 May

Kissable Screens: Le Beau Mec (Wallace Potts, 1979) + introduction by Gerald Herman

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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. 

Date & Time: 

Friday, 26 May, 2023 - 20:30


  • film


  • Sex-positive
  • Porn
  • queer


5 euros (or Cineville)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right side of the building, above the gym. Take the stairs.

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, (legally) founded by a squatters movement in 1983, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

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