THE FIRST GAY PORN: WAKEFIELD POOLE’S BOYS IN THE SAND
Given the release of Dominic Ford’s The Meatrack, I thought you should probably see this as well.
Wakefield Poole’s Boys in the Sand — featuring Casey Donovan and Peter Fisk — is widely credited as being the first commercial gay porn film (an advertisement even appeared in the New York Times). Boys was reviewed in Variety (favorably!) and reportedly prompted Andy Warhol to conclude that he needn’t make any more films, because after Boys, his own films seemed “unnecessary and a little naive.”
Some clips from Boys, plus a full director’s commentary, after the jump …
This director’s commentary track is unfortunately family friendly — but it’s a great introduction into the early business, and how Wakefield made the movie that would make gay history.
Dominic Ford’s The Meatrack