Take One (1977), an intricately self-referential “docufantasy” set in San Francisco’s male porn palace, the Nob Hill Theater. The film marries interviews with real men to staged scenarios of their confessed sexual desires. Locke and his lover have sex on top of Locke’s desert home roof, as the sun is setting. Gorilla Factory Productionsâ€™ The Films of Wakefield Poole series of DVDs is planning to release a new directorâ€™s cut of the long unavailable Take One, but no date has been set.
directed by: Wakefield Poole (1974)
Starring: Casey Donovan, Val Martin, Burt Edouards, Kurt Gerard,and in this scene, Apartment For Rent, Peter Fisk and Tom Wright
for awhile now, I’ve been mildly obsessed with finding decent pics of Wakefield Poole’s partner, Peter Fisk. He first appeared on the big screen in Boys In The Sand (1972), of course; but it was his appearance in Apartment For Rent – the 3rd segment of Poole’s 1974 film Moving! – that really grabbed my attention. The combination of short hair in a long-hair era, and his half-sleeve (or is it quarter-sleeve?) just seemed so cool for that era. I had never actually seen the full film until a Wakefield Poole retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives back in 2002. (a bit of my impressions of it back then – here)
anyway, remember a few weeks back when google announced they had reformulated their search? Well, unlike most people who google their own names, i of course googled porno directors to see if my site benefited from the new formula. Well, at least a couple weeks back, typing in “Wakefield Poole” I was pleasantly surprised to see my page up in the top 10 results – woo-hoo! (it’s back down again, awwwwwwww) Anyway, it did lead me back to the website for the Poole documentary, Dirty Poole, that’s been in the works for awhile. I had known about this for awhile, and kept thinking I might donate a few bucks to get the remastered version of Bijou, and well, I had just gotten a decent raise recently, and thought maybe before i re-think it too hard, I should do it. And I did. BUT – tooling around the page, i discovered something much more cool on the News and Updates page – Wakefield Poole’s Vintage Film “Moving!” Released on DVD!!!!! Woo-fuckin-HOO! All this to say with shipping it costs only about 22 bucks, I ordered it late one night, and it arrived in the mail today. I had previously prepared a clip of an edited piece from the VHS version, and will post it tomorrow probably. But now, I am turning the computer off, sticking it in (the disc), and cross my fingers that the remastered version is complete – not just the fisting scene (which I was surprised how erotic it was) but more important in my memory, the haircut scene, which oddly also got deleted from the commercial release of the film. more later…..
from the packaging of the VHS version of Wakefield Poole‘s 1974 film, Moving!. kinda funny to have his name misspelled on his very first film (although it appears his first film was probably Jaguar Productions’ Blue Summer Breeze, which came out in 1972). Wonder how his co-star, Kurt Gerard, really spelled his name!
Wakefield Poole’s partner, Peter appeared in 3 of Poole’s films: Boys In The Sand, Bijou, and Moving! By the time they were going to film Moving!, Peter had his sleeve tattoos, which played prominently in the uncut version, which included fisting.