The documentary Age Of Consent premiered back in March at London’s BFI Flare Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and now it’s set to make its NYC debut on Saturday July 26th At NewFest! That seems like a good reason to take a look at the trailer for this no-holds barred look in the gay leather bar scene.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘This documentary by festival favourites Lum and Verow tells the story of The Hoist (open since 1996 and now one of London’s only surviving leather bars) and in doing so tells the story of gay sex from decriminalization to Grindr, taking in police entrapment, the Spanner case, safer sex and Section 28. Age of Consent is informative and eye-opening – did you know more gay men were arrested and convicted of gross indecency in 1989 than in 1966? – while being playful, funny and downright filthy.
‘Described by the barman as a ‘sneaky, sexy, dirty wee hole’, The Hoist and its patrons could be seen as representing the antithesis of the recent trend in mainstream gay politics towards assimilation. But, with encroaching gentrification and more people using the internet to hook up, what does the future hold?’
Take a look at the trailer below.