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Experience The Story Of Modern Gay Sex In Just Three Minutes

Activist and visual artist Leo Herrera’s new short film 3 Eras Of Gay Sex In 3 Minutes presents the unique ways in which gay people have communicated over the decades, from pre-Stonewall cruising, to the hardcore leather/BDSM of the ’70s and ’80s, to present day app usage.

“This film is about sharing a facet of our history that is rarely represented in mainstream gay media,” Herrera says in a press release. “While I applaud the strides we’ve made in our mainstream visibility, it sometimes comes at the expense of our sexuality.”

“Gay fetish is treated as a punchline, or punished with disease,” he continues. “The drag queens and gay characters I see on television do not represent what I see at Folsom Street Fair, or at a Brooklyn gay warehouse party on a Saturday night or any of the Eagles in the country. There is an inherent romance to cruising, a jolt of electricity to our secrets and codes, that’s what this clip is about.”

3 Eras Of Gay Sex In 3 Minutes is a followup to Herrera’s 2013 short film The Fortune Teller, which depicted 50 years of gay history in five minutes.

Check out the video below.

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