“Sandstone” is a thought-provoking window into the heart of the sexual revolution in Southern California in the 1970’s. This legendary mountain top retreat
was a fantasy playground for adults and an important social experiment rolled into one. Sandstone is relevant today because it
facilitates an open dialogue about the pressure many people still feel from traditional societal expectations about sexuality and what is ‘normal’.
About the film:
Filmed in the 1970’s, famed producer, Jonathan Dana’s “Sandstone” has been re-mastered and is making its exclusive worldwide digital premiere on IndieFlix this week. The company’s goal is to entertain and engage their viewers with a socially relevant conversation about group marriage, relationships and sexuality.
The Cultural Connection:
When “Sandstone” was filmed, the ‘sexual revolution’ was a reaction to the pressure to be ‘normal’ as defined by mainstream society. It was a backlash
against the traditional 1950’s lifestyle in which appearances, perfection and convention were prized above emotional fulfillment, freedom or growth.
While the term ‘sexual revolution’ generally implies the period from the 1960’s to the late 1970’s, in many ways our society is in the midst of a second
wave of sexual liberation and equality. There is an increased acceptance and even celebration of sexual identity, the LGBTQ community and nontraditional
relationship dynamics such as polyamory.
The release of Sandstone is a timely and important contribution to the global conversation about what comprises ‘relationship’, and IndieFlix seems to be the right company
to present this exclusive film.
Alex Comfort, author of The Joy of Sex, said of the film, “Anyone in search of the joy of sex should see this film.”