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Gay Sex in the 70s Reviews

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March 17, 2006
It's not exactly clear what the message is for the gay community of today, except to say, 'Those days were fun while they lasted and sorry you weren't around to experience it.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 2, 2006
creating much more nostalgia than substance
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 28, 2005
Low on context and consequence if not sex appeal, Gay Sex in the 70s is only desirable if Fleshbot is having a slow gay news week.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2005
[The film] falls in line with the celebratory doc fare often found at gay film festivals: sub-TV production values, middling archival footage, and a hesitancy to separate history from nostalgia in the course of enshrining the first-person record.
March 24, 2006
... lacks the authority of such gay documentary classics as "Word Is Out" and "Before Stonewall," which were far more inclusive.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2006
... Lovett's tribute to a bygone era feels like it might resonate deeper if context and character overpowered story upon story of sexual excess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2006
There is, however, little socio-political insight into the Dionysian revolution depicted here; the film seems to serve more as a nostalgia piece than anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2006
The only clear message is of aging men enjoying a nostalgia trip... and thumbing their noses at the younger gay men who missed the party.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 4, 2005
The conclusion is that in this bare-chested band of brothers, what really matters is camaraderie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 2, 2010
This is an immersive documentary, evoking the period, and arguing the case that although the unbridled hedonism did bring dangers and problems with it, there was also something of a idyllic euphoria experienced by those in this first wave of gay freedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 8, 2010
Gay Sex in the '70s is technically erratic and far from definitive. Full of fascinating stories and fleshed out with evocative archival footage, it's also a loving portrait of a semi-forgotten New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2007
Shows us the faces of some of the gay activists involved with that free love party scene who survived.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 8, 2010
The pure filmmaking lets the people tell their stories with honesty and insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 3, 2005
Lovett employs bittersweet but blissful recollections of men who can only be described as survivors.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2006
Despite the retrospective sensationalism, Lovett's 70-minute documentary is a sobering anti-erotic cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
Lovett's nostalgic paean to the erotic utopia of his youth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2005
Lacks narrative drive but is useful as an original source of info about gay rights.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 6, 2005
Gay Sex in the 70s is a blast.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2005
The director, Joseph Lovett, wants us to ask if there's such a thing as too much freedom, and he has the sobriety to say yes -- and no.
Read More | Original Score: B+
November 4, 2005
All the interviewees are terrific, battle-hardened storytellers whose experiences have made them wise and very funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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