Rent Peter De Rome: The Grandfather of Gay Porn (2014)

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Synopsis:
Armed with only an 8mm movie camera Peter De Rome was an eccentric English gentleman who in the 1960's would politely ask young men to remove their clothes and "perform" on camera. Initially this was filmmaking for his own pleasure, but it wasn't long before a growing audience wanted to see more, although at the time his work was considered far too subversive and corruptive for general viewing. Peter's story spans eight decades of the "gay experience" both in the USA and UK with first-hand experiences from World War II to Stonewall and beyond.
The film 'Peter De Rome' charts hisremarkable journey from cinematic outlaw to celebrated film icon with contributions from collaborators and some of those he has influenced. The film uses extensive extracts from Peter's varied and often explicit work, from his early 8mm experiments in the 1960s to his extraordinary feature films to create a portrait of a true original. 'Peter De Rome' celebrates the life and work of one of the UK's most charismatic filmmakers. His work was daring yet iconic, his charm simple yet irresistible and his persuasive abilities simply unmatchable.
Actors:
, , Carlos Caballero, Topher Campbell, , , Jake Genesis, Lord Harrison, , , , Robin Sanchez, Rupert Smith, Emanuel Xavier
Directors:
Ethan Reid
Producers:
Alex Main, David McGillivray
Writers:
Ethan Reid
Studio:
Peccadillo Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Documentary, Lesbian & Gay
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
14/03/2016
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Interview with Peter De Rome
  • Audio Interview on Radio 3
  • Video Message for Sheffield Doc Fest
  • Peter and Jack Deveau in the Edit Suite
  • Trailer
  • Deleted Scene with Jake Genesis

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An interesting and revealing documentary. - Peter De Rome: The Grandfather of Gay Porn review by sc

Spoiler Alert
07/05/2017

I often pondered as to why the BFI applauded this man and anointed his films as something to be revered. There is, of course, the notion of sentiment and as a sentimental man I can appreciate that. Mr De-Rome clearly did something new and different in his lifetime and he is bound to look back as he approaches his final years. However I couldn’t quite put my finger on it after all he just he just made porn at the end of the day. Then it hit me. Mr De-Rome was a well spoken middle class man. So the fact his films and this documentary is full of full on gay sex, erections and ejaculations, and one very awkward moment when two naked and aroused men sit on either side of him, interspersed with middle class chattering about his work. I assume many will see this as progress. What the documentary fails to acknowledge whilst it and the BFI celebrate this with its many illegal aspects, the government of 21st century UK has banned female ejaculation, amongst other things in pornographic films. So I guess there is an opportunity for a heterosexual man to film females in such a way. In about 40 years, I am sure the BFI will embrace it in the same way.

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