This box set includes:
TAXI ZUM KLO (30TH Anniversary Edition)
Three decades after it first hit cinemas and shocked mainstream audiences, Frank Ripploh’s groundbreaking debut feature returns in this digitally remastered director’s cut.Hailed as one of the defining forces behind the queer cinema genre, the film is now, for the first time, widely available on home video and complete with rarely-seen special features. Ripploh’s semi-autobiographical snapshot of the life of a gay schoolteacher captures an unyielding vision of gay culture in 1981 West Berlin.Through his gritty portrayal of a dual lifestyle – one that combines daily lesson plans and nightly hookups in public bathrooms – Ripploh laid bare the dark secrets of the closeted lifestyle and contributed to the birth of a new genre.Taxi Zum Klo is a pivotal piece of cinematic history that shows audiences how far a film can go and how much the modern gay mainstream has evolved.
On a fateful night in 1974, millions of americans tuned in to watch the 46th Academy Awards and watched in shock as an anonymous man streaked naked across the stage in the middle of the show. In an instant, the prankster named Robert Opel Rocketed to iconic status, but to this day few people know the full story behind the man who is widely remembered for a single moment in his life. Now, Opel’s nephew – Also named Robert – presents this fascinating documentary that illuminates the story of the gay San Francisco photographer and gallery owner who lived a life of political activism – and occasional public indecency – Until his murder in 1979. Robert Oppel takes viewers back to the politically turbulent 1970’s when San Francisco’s nascent gay rights movement took flight. Featuring interviews with Oppel’s peers as well as rarely seen archived interviews with early gay icons like John Waters, drag performer Divine and Elizabeth Taylor, Uncle Bob uncovers the radical life of a man who lived like he had nothing to hide.
Go behind the scenes at the annual International Mr. Leather competition, where men from around the world gather to compete for the title of Mr. Leather. Once a small niche community that was dismissed by critics as a carnival of gay sexual fetishes, leather has gone mainstream, and Kink Crusaders proves why. As it delves into the lives and aspirations of its contestants with humor, tasteful eroticism and pathos, it reveals a group of men for whom spiritual connection, openness and understanding are the true definition of masculinity.