Come along on a wondrous tour of same-sex desire from ancient times to Victorian crimes. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker John Scagliotti guides us in this expedition of erotic history, poetry and visual art in this point-of-view documentary. He explores how the sexual revolution of the 1960s and the growth of LGBT political power in the 1990s cleared the path for artists and scholars to re-discover pre-20th century same-sex desires.

 

Weaving dozens of expert interviews with art and poetry, he revels in lesbian love spells from ancient Rome, homoerotic verses of Michelangelo, censored chapters of the Kamasutra, Native American two-spirit rituals and more. A prequel to the 1986 PBS national broadcast of "Before Stonewall", "Before Homosexuals" unearths the garden of human sexual delights and the endurance and creativity of “an army of lovers”

BEFORE HOMOSEXUALS The Prequel to Before Stonewall

Friday, June 23 |  1:30pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
Directed by John Scagliotti
87 minutes  |  USA   |  2017

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