Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary

Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary

by John Rechy


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In this angry, eloquent outcry against the oppression of homosexuals, the author of the classic City of Night gives "an explosive non-fiction account, with commentaries, of three days and nights in the sexual underground" of Los Angeles in the 1970s—the "battlefield" of the sexual outlaw. Using the language and techniqus of the film, Rechy deftly intercuts the despairing, joyful, and defiant confessions of a male hustler with the "chorus" of his own subversive reflections on sexual identity and sexual politics, and with stark documentary reports our society directs against homosexuals—"the only minority against whose existence there are laws."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802131638
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1994
Series: Rechy, John
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 629,124
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

11:07 A.M. The Apartment. The Gym21
1:04 P.M. Santa Monica. The Beach22
2:25 P.M. The Pier24
Voice Over: Promiscuous Rage28
3:48 P.M. The Restroom by the Pier33
Montage: The City35
5:12 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard38
5:39 P.M. Selma39
Flashback: Selma. A Year and a Half Ago41
5:55 P.M. Selma42
6:17 P.M. Laurel Canyon. Someone's Home43
Voice Over: Interview 144
7:01 P.M. Selma. The Hustling Bar. Selma49
8:05 P.M. Dellwith50
9:08 P.M. Downtown Los Angeles51
10:32 P.M. Greenstone Park52
Flashback: Greenstone Park. A Year Ago53
Mixed Media 154
10:34 P.M. Greenstone Park61
11:48 P.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue64
12:10 A.M. The Apartment65
Voice Over: Interview 266
12:35 A.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue72
12:47 A.M. Sutton Street72
1:15 A.M. The Street and Alley Outside the Hawk Bar74
Voice Over: Selective Sins and Exhortations77
2:22 A.M. The Alley and Streets Near the Target Bar80
2:51 A.M. Outside Andy's81
3:05 A.M. The Garages, Yards, and Alleys Along Bierce Place81
Voice Over: Four Factions of the Rear Guard83
3:40 A.M. Albertson Avenue90
Flashback: A House. Last Week90
3:46 A.M. Terrace Circle95
4:12 A.M. Greenstone Park97
Voice Over: Cops and Muggers98
4:16 A.M. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue104
4:24 A.M. The Apartment104
10:08 A.M. The Apartment. The Gym111
11:05 A.M. Greenstone Park111
12:23 P.M. Griffith Park112
12:34 P.M. Griffith Park. The Hill114
Flashback: Griffith Park. Ten Years Ago115
Voice Over: Consenting Adults, Explorer Scout Girls, and Glittering Bisexuals117
1:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Hill127
1:38 P.M. Griffith Park. The Road. A Path128
1:47 P.M. Griffith Park. The Isolated Cove128
Montage: The City132
2:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Road. Another Hill135
2:47 P.M. Griffith Park. The Arena136
3:05 P.M. Griffith Park. Along the Road138
4:04 P.M. The Movie Arcade139
Mixed Media 2140
5:02 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard. Selma147
Flashback: Christmas Eve. Two Years Ago. Selma148
5:08 P.M. Selma149
5:25 P.M. Roo's Home149
Voice Over: Hustlers, Clients, and Eminent Psychiatrists152
6:56 P.M. Griffith Park. The Twilit Road163
7:14 P.M. Griffith Park. The Lower Areas163
Voice Over: Getting Involved165
8:44 P.M. Greenstone Park. The Area of the Garage on Oak Street. Greenstone Park172
Voice Over: The Gay Parade176
11:47 P.M. Selma184
Voice Over: Beyond the Fag Hag186
12:31 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue190
12:38 A.M. A Side Street Near West Hollywood190
12:51 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue191
Flashback: The Beach at Night. A Week Ago191
12:55 A.M. Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue192
Voice Over: The Gay Sensibility193
1:09 A.M. The Lots and Alleys Near the Costume Bars197
2:17 A.M. The Garage on Oak Street200
Flashback: The Garage. A Year Ago201
2:21 A.M. Oak Street. The Garage. The Tunnels. The Shed. The Street201
Voice Over: The Gay Threat205
4:08 A.M. The Apartment207
7:34 A.M. The Apartment213
Flashback: Griffith Park. An Early Sunday Morning213
11:07 A.M. The Apartment214
12:02 P.M. Griffith Park. The Isolated Hill214
Flashback: Griffith Park. Nine Years Ago215
Montage: The City218
12:29 P.M. Griffith Park. The Roads. The Hills220
1:12 P.M. Griffith Park. The Beginning of the Invasion222
1:28 P.M. Griffith Park. The Invasion223
3:54 P.M. Griffith Park. The Detention Compound225
Mixed Media 3227
Voice Over: Imaginary Speech to Heterosexuals231
4:58 P.M. The Movie Theater235
6:06 P.M. The Afternoon and Early-Evening Bar. Another Bar. The Turf Bar237
Flashback: Somewhere in Los Angeles. Last Summer239
Voice Over: The Ugly Gay World242
7:16 P.M. Hollywood Boulevard. Selma248
Flashback: Selma. Ten Years Ago249
7:23 P.M. Selma249
7:45 P.M. A House in the Hills251
8:30 P.M. Selma252
Voice Over: S & M253
8:59 P.M. The Baths263
10:35 P.M. Outside the Tool Bar. The City. The Lot Outside the Turf Bar266
Voice Over: S & M vs. "S & M"267
11:26 P.M. The Parking Lot Outside the Turf Bar282
Voice Over: Contradictions, Ambivalences, and Considerations285
11:44 P.M. The Tunnel Near Sutton. Hollywood Boulevard. Santa Monica Boulevard. Selma. Terrace Circle, Bierce Place, Greenstone Park289
Voice Over: Attack!293
1:06 A.M. Outside the Tool Bar296
1:23 A.M. Outside the Turf Bar. A Parking Lot. The Alley297
2:08 A.M. A Deserted Part of the Beach298
Voice Over: The Sexual Outlaw299
2:42 A.M. The Orgy Room302
3:44 A.M. Selma. Greenstone Park. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue305
4:15 A.M. The Garage on Oak Street. The Tunnels. The Garage. Greenstone Park. Montana Street. Hanson Avenue. The Garage306

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Sexual Outlaw: A Documentary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book from start to finish, though it seemed like two different books mixed together at first. As the connections between the two different parts became obvious, it became even more entertaining. Basically, it deals with gay male hustlers, with graphic details about one of them.