Reel In The Closet. Watch online for free until August 30th

  • metta

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    Aug 26, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
    Until August 30th, you can watch the entire documentary called Reel In The Closet for free, which is made up of old home movies shot by ordinary, and some extra ordinary, LGBTQs

    http://closetreel.com/screenerd/
  • metta

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    Aug 26, 2015 5:43 PM GMT
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Reel-In-The-Closet/315543098591229?fref=ts
  • metta

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    Aug 27, 2015 2:28 AM GMT
    Wow... I just finished watching it and found it very interesting to see: especially the really old films from the 30's and 40's.


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    Aug 27, 2015 3:16 AM GMT
    OMG, This film is so informative and so important. To be able to see gay life in home movies from sources all over the USA in recent times and to feel the precious love of these gay men and women that knew the value of safeguarding their films for us to value what we now have, because of them.
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    Aug 27, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    I'm in the process of watching this and need to take a break. It's beyond awe-inspiring. It really made me think about my almost-25 years of being out of the closet, and how different things were before I was even born. The documentation of such events is incredible, and I tip my hat to the people who made this movie possible!

    However, it also raises another question in my head: If blacks could be "in the closet" with their skin color, would they? I definitely noticed that there were very few of our darker-skinned hotties in the film. Of course I understand the timeline of it, but it just made me wonder.
  • hebrewman

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    Aug 27, 2015 9:19 AM GMT
    wow. that was really fascinating. thanks for posting.
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    Aug 27, 2015 3:28 PM GMT
    I watched some of it. Just the image it self was captivating. I tried to see if there was a link for closed caption but couldnt find it. When and what network will be showing this, maybe they will have included closed caption?
    Thanks for sharing!
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    Aug 29, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    Watched the entire thing. Fascinating. But a little too much documentary-style over-narration, understandable since the underlying motive seems not necessarily to get more film but more funds to go through the material already archived.

    Yes, the most moving parts weren't of demonstrations - heretofore unseen footage of things we've seen before - but of gays and lesbians in their everyday lives not merely existing but living, even in the 1930s, what appear to be somewhat open and very happy lives, among themselves and even straight extended family.

    Plus aside from the period drag shows, the 1950 color footage of a "bohemian" (read: lesbian) nightclub with SOUND was priceless!
  • 6packabs

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    Aug 29, 2015 7:46 AM GMT
    Interesting film. There would be engaging clips, no doubt, that I'd love to see. Those guys french kissing behind the reporter was superb. Usually gay men kissing in public, when I see it depicted in media, has me somewhat cringe, and I'm not sure why, perhaps I consider the "straight" audience and how they will take it. But in this case, I smiled, and thought they were handsome, sexy, sensual, and playful, and I didn't make a "straight" person judgement about it other than to think it was pretty darn sexy.

    I don't like old technology in terms of VHS recordings, that dull color etc. I must admit though, that something totally surprised me, and it could be its own topic on a forum, and that is I saw a 1970's production (before the AIDS scare) of a Falcon Studio porn shoot. I've never seen anything hotter. I was born in the '70's, and I've always despised everything from that decade as being ugly. I was totally taken by the magnificence of that porn shoot. The models were slim and trim, amazing muscle tone. They were not eating GMO foods, or certainly like is found everywhere today. They had a rugged masculinity to that was mind blowing, and they were intense on camera in their sensuality. These were not "gay for pay" for they wouldn't probably have been paid, or not much. These were real men with real passion for other men, and you could see the raw instinct and it was incredible to me. For the first time, I thought I wished I had lived in a different era. Lol.

    I was glad they showed the clips from "Breakfast in San Bernardino" featuring skinny dipping parties. I would have been in my element there. Hanging out nude with other men, is so amazing to me, so natural. That, for me, is a fairly recent discovery, however.

    And the old guy interviewed who started off the film, who is going to work him over to inherit that car collection (small model) he has? Hahaha. Someone may just be out in search of a sugar daddy. So unfortunate he lost his adopted son in early adulthood. I wonder what that was all about.
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    Aug 30, 2015 12:54 AM GMT
    6packabs said
    And the old guy interviewed who started off the film, who is going to work him over to inherit that car collection (small model) he has? Hahaha. Someone may just be out in search of a sugar daddy. So unfortunate he lost his adopted son in early adulthood. I wonder what that was all about.

    Screw the car collection. I want his water view HOUSE.