I’d forgotten how much I love this Tom DeSimone film from back in 1975 – Catching Up. Sexy and with a plot! Dennis (Keith Anthoni, in his first role, I believe) and Frank (John Farrel, his only porno role?) are two lovers – and Frank wants an open relationship – which pisses Dennis off, so he leaves, only to find solice in….. a porno theatre!!! That’s this clip here, the second scene. I love love love the voiceover, and the filming of this scene – for you youngins – this is how us old gay guys back in the 70’s met each other – groping in the dark in movie theaters!
On the screen you’ve got Paul Strand (Take a Chance, Greek Lightning, Six Card Stud) and Bob Perry (his only porno role) – Keith Anthoni, of course, with Scott Heith (mustached) and Tim Christy who proceed to grope, and turn Keith on. I love this sort of gay coming-of-age – Keith is the younger man in the couple, is content with monogamy, staying at home, but once his lover announce he’s “suffocating” – Keith hits the road and sees what’s out there for him.