Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story
Thursday, April 14 7:30pm
Chuck Holmes might have been the most influential gay filmmaker in our history, his work viewed by millions of gay men at a time when most representation of gay life was either homophobic or relegated the art house. He dined with Gorbachev and Gore, threw parties at Calvin Klein’s and helped fund a nascent gay rights movement. Yet, because of how he made his living, few know his name.
For nearly thirty years, fueled by the twin fires of the sexual revolution and gay liberation, Chuck Holmes’s Falcon Studios reigned as the world’s largest producer of gay pornography, using film to change the way a generation of gay men saw themselves and helping them come to terms with sexuality.
Later he became a major contributor to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund, only to find that while his money was welcome in philanthropic circles, he sometimes wasn’t.
Written and Directed by Mike Stabile, USA, 71 min
Trailer (NSFW): vimeo.com/33672245