‘Smut Capital’: Gay Porn and Gay Liberation

Posted October 4, 2010 8:36 AM by with 4 comments

For the past year or so, Jack and I, along with Ben Leon (previously of Raging Stallion) have been working on a documentary about Falcon Studios founder Chuck Holmes. While the full documentary won’t be finished until next year, we did finish a short. The short, “Smut Capital of America,” about San Francisco in the 70s, is currently in festival release, but we thought we’d give you a sneak peak. Above, late Falcon director John Summers and others talk about the relationship between gay liberation and gay porn. (Footage of Falcon’s Help Wanted loop courtesy Falcon Studios)

The full short is still under-wraps, while we complete the fund-raising, but you can see an extended clip — about the birth of hardcore porn here (along with your chance to become part of the project). If you feel like tossing us a few bucks to help defray costs, it’d be great, but we’d also just love to know what you think.

Smut Capital of America: Tenderloin and Hardcore (SFSmut.com)


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4 responses to ‘Smut Capital’: Gay Porn and Gay Liberation

  1. Joe Truth October 5th, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    It looks nothing short of amazing!


  2. Jett Blakk October 5th, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    I was privileged to see the full short as a work-in-progress, and I was very pleased by it. It’s informative, interesting and nostalgic, taking you back to a time in a place where our society was being shaped in important ways that we are largely now unaware of.

    If you see this playing in a local film fest, I strongly urge you to check it out.



  3. nelson October 5th, 2010 at 7:44 AM

    Hope you interviewed some of the porn stars of the era (if any are still around) like Roger and Bruno (sigh).


  4. Anonymous October 6th, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    God i love Help Wanted. Dick Fisk a was AMAZING. Give me five seconds of that and you’ve got me at the doc.


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