July 9 to July 18, 2021
Documentary, Fetish, History

Raw! Uncut! Video!

Raw! Uncut! Video! is the unabridged, unflinching, explicit, and honest story of gay porn studio, Palm Drive Video, and its creators Jack Fritscher and Mark Hemry. Directors Ryan A. White and Alex Clausen document the rise and fall of this grassroots establishment and its long lasting, far reaching influence on the porn scene and our erotic imaginations. A devoted couple, they helped define amateur gay porn as we know it today, while also revolutionarily promoting kinky sex as a form of safe sex during the AIDS epidemic when they fled San Francisco to Sonoma County and in doing so opened doors to new sexual ideas even amidst a devastating health crisis. 

Drawing connections to sex-positive trends in the porn industry and the freedom in fantasy play, this film is as smart as it is sensual. This is a testament to the inextricable link in gay culture to gay images; porn notwithstanding. This is a no-holds-barred look at all forms of queer kinks, the history of gay pornography, and the love two men had for capturing it all on video. 

–Derrek Wall, Damn These Heels programming committee member

Directed by: Ryan A. White, Alex Clausen
Film type: Documentary
Runtime: 79 minutes
Year: 2021
Country: USA
Rating: NC-17
Language: English
Film format: Streaming
Viewing restrictions: Utah
Recommended for ages: 18+

RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO! World premiered at Outshine and is an official selection of Frameline, Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, and the winner of the Audience Award at Wicked Queer Boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

Official Selection:

2021 Miami Outshine, 2021 Boston Wicked Queer Film Fesitval
Played Sundance Film FestivalPlayed Sundance Film Festival

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