“at the end, the farmer’s son leaves with the salesman, and….”
Blue Movie Auditions
directed by: Tom DeSimone (1974)
Starring: Jacque, Jeff Puckett, Ken Gordon, Leo Gayle, and Peter Raw (need to check credits to confirm, there are 6 models, in all)
Sometimes known as How To Make A Homo Movie, distributed by Something Weird Video, DeSimone vigorously denies ever making such a film, but most likley Blue is the original title, and in fact his film, but someone changed the name along the way. Check out this guy’s idea of the scene he’d like to make.
“Chuck Holmes, founder of Falcon Studios and one of the founding fathers of the Human Rights Campaign. (I’ll try not to hold that against him!). Chuck Holmes built a gay porn empire, then used (some of) the money to (help) fund the gay rights movement — only to find that while his money was welcome, his association sometimes wasn’t.”
I can copy/paste with the best of them, but ask the BF, I loathe inaccuracies or exaggerations, so I had to add my two cents! I seriously doubt they meant to say all he earned through Falcon went to the movement, or that he (alone) funded the movement, but I can’t let it slide – despite knowing it’s not as slick a tagline with my additions! But they are looking for help to fund the making if this documentary, and I hope my slightly re-written version helps.
I just pledged! – it looks fascinating and I like being able to help out projects like this when I can.
So, check out the KICKSTARTER page for Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story – then facepage it, googleplug it, or better yet, pledge a few bucks (i’m looking forward getting my copy of the doc!)
(and where are the glory holes?)
some background: Gay and Steamy: The Career of the Club Baths, 1960-1980
some pics: membership cards, ads