Saturday Night at the Baths 1975
R | 1h 26min | Comedy, Drama | 14 February 1975 (USA)
A musician from Montana finds work and other things at The Continental Baths in New York City, 1974.
This film is of historic importance in gay culture. First, it was filmed at the Continental Baths. Second, it was one of the first films exploring this aspect of gay life in the 1970’s. This film depicts much of what I was familiar with as the struggle of coming out gay back before it was acceptable. It’s important for younger gay men to understand what it was like in the days before broader acceptance existed.
Yes, many of the production values aren’t the best but for what this film represents that can be overlooked. The acting isn’t the greatest but they feel like sincere honest performances.
Once I got into it, I was captivated. I should note there is male and female nudity for those that might be offended.
Director: David Buckley
Writers: Franklin Khedouri (screenplay), David Buckley (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Ellen Sheppard, Don Scotti
Release Date: 14 February 1975 (USA)
Also Known As: I bagni del sabato notte
Filming Locations: Ansonia Hotel – 74th & Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA