By Mtí Q.

If you have read me before you will know that I watch porn regularly. I’m not addicted to it and I think that almost every gay man I’ve met likes to visit pornographic websites, so there’s nothing new (or wrong) with this.

And since I’m working for Cocksurfing I have the chance to investigate (and write) about stuff like this. Today I’m going to talk about one of the first and the most famous gay pornographic movies of all times: Boys in the Sand.

Gay porn started in the beginning of the 20th century.  And one of the first films with a homosexual relationship in it was the French “Le ménage moderne du Madame Butterfly”.

But there were legal restrictions that succumbed gay porn in the underground scenes. Even though, the Athletic Model Guild, during the 40’s, was one of the first studios to commercially produce material for gay men.

In the 60’s, the advent of 16mm cameras permitted to shoot gay sex or male masturbation in underground productions. But when “Boys in the sand” came out in 1971, everything changed.

“Boys in the sand”

As the director of the movie, Wakefield Poole, says, the idea of the film came when he went to watch “Highway Hustler”, a gay movie that he considered “the worst ever seen” before.

In consequence, he wanted to make a gay porn movie that was “beautiful” and encourage people to accept their way of loving and feeling.

And that’s how “Boys in the sand” started. Divided by three sections, the main character is Casey Donovan, who appears in the three parts: “Bayside”, “Poolside” and “Inside”.

If you compare the movie to a current porn film you may find it flat or boring, but it changed the market once for all. The film exposes nudity and sex in a clear way but with respect and even a bit of tenderness. Actors even kiss each other, and though there’s no dialogue, it looks so amateur that it makes you believe that someone has sneaked to their house.

According to the director, the film was also a novelty because you can see cockrings, dildos and even Donovan smoking poppers. Something that was common in the 70s, but never shown in a film before.

“Boys in the Sand” was even famous before it debuted theatrically in the end of 1971 in New York City. It even landed on the 50’s top grossing films! And also was considered a work of avant-garde for artists like Andy Warhol.

And with all this incredible feedback, the movie was one of the precursors of the “porno chic”, a brief period where porn was culturally accepted and afforded in the mainstream industry.

Inspiring “Deep Troat”

“Deep throat” is probably the most famous (straight) porn movie of all times. It not only had success and caused a huge amount of controversy, it also opened the eyes in terms of sex to many working and middle class Americans, especially when Linda Lovelace taught the whole nation how to make a deep blowjob without losing style.

“Deep throat” caused a huge impact on the 70’s society and instantly became a pop icon and the main expression of “porno chic”.

But “Boys in the sand” appeared one year before the release of “Deep Throat”. So it’s not difficult to imagine that it also influenced the second movie.

If a gay movie like “Boys in the Sand” gained mainstream credibility, why not trying with a straight movie?  And that’s exactly what happened. “Deep Throat was a huge success and earned from 30 to 50 million dollars.

Curious connections. Isn’t it?

The End. And Deep Throat to you all”, as the movie says.

Gay porn…

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