The Place Between Our Bodies 1975
33min | Short, Adult, Romance | 1975 (USA)
This pre-AIDS film offers an explicit exploration of gay male sexuality. Dealing with sexual love and sexual hunger this film shows how tenderness can enter into the male sexual act.
Very much an experimental film this is a voice-over loosely linked with the “found” images that it accompanies.
I had this on my list of films to see for a long time before realizing that it was one of the unimpressive shorts on the same tape as Black Sheep Boy and that I’d already seen it. For me, this was another of those films where the description of the film was more interesting than the film itself.
That is not to say that this is bad. If you liked Black Sheep Boy, you will probably like this earlier piece but it is a cruder, somewhat less interesting “little brother” to the other piece. The even earlier piece Decodings is even less polished. The film maker seems to be making progress and I might well be interested in his next work.
I’m NOT sure that all three together are worth what the DVD goes for.
Director: Michael Wallin
Release Date: 1975 (USA)
Filming Locations: Studs at the Pussycat Theatre, 7734 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, USA
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