I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives Of Wakefield Poole

Contains drug use, offensive language and sexual references

Dir: Jim Tushinski, USA, 2013, 93 mins

Dancer and choreographer Wakefield Poole worked on Broadway with theatre legends Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rodgers, Noel Coward, and Ethel Merman among others. In 1971, after seeing a typical example of gay porn, he asked himself why someone couldn’t make one that wasn’t sleazy and depressing. He set out to do just that, called the result Boys in the Sand, and became an overnight sensation. Queer erotica would never be the same. Packed with archival footage, entertaining interviews, and excerpts from his films, this is the story of an outspoken artist in turbulent times.