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Trailers From Hell on Why a 1969 “Gaysploitation” Film Flopped

Trailers From Hell on Why a 1969 "Gaysploitation" Film Flopped

In 1969 eligible young men would try just about anything to get out of The Draft, including wounding themselves. A less drastic tack is taken by the heroes of Bruce Kessler’s drive-in situation comedy: they pretend to be gay, and have to keep up the pretense while trying to date girls on the side. The expected stereotypes abound, but all looks pretty goofy and innocuous today. Some in the LGBT community consider it progressive for its time. A bikini-clad Candice Rialson can be glimpsed in a bit part on her way to B-movie stardom.

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