A few weeks ago when BEAR CITY 2 played at the Cinema Village here in New York, I urged you all to consider supporting queer independent features as it's easy in this Avengers/Twilight world to forget that there is some pretty exciting work going on that barely gets seen.
Filmmaker Roland Tec, known in the gay community for his breakout hit ALL THE RAGE (1999) and the 2008 indie flick WE PEDAL UPHILL, a series of vignettes about life in America under George W. Bush, is working on a new film called THUNDER EVERY DAY featuring the art of Larry Stanton, a portrait artist who, along with his friend David Hockney, shot rolls and rolls of 8mm film of the sexy men he'd convince to pose for him on Fire Island in the 1970s.
This is true "found footage" that documents an incredible time in the sexual liberation of gay men who found a special world of their own on Fire Island.
You can check out the "sizzle reel" below for a taste of the material and get an idea of the direction of the project. And if you are inclined to support a full length version (that's going to be part narrative/part documentary), please feel free to email Tec at email@example.com (BTW the sizzle reel below is not X rated, but it's not quite safe for work - lots of sexy 1970s guys in swimsuits..!) Enjoy!