ARTICLES & ESSAYS BY JIM TUSHINSKI, /bent blog, July 28, 2014

Who is Wakefield Poole and Why Haven't You Heard of Him?

Why isn't he acknowledged by film historians and gay cultural gatekeepers as one of the true pioneers?

In late 1971, a little over two years after the Stonewall Riots, there were no out gay celebrities. That changed on December 27, when a respected Broadway choreographer/director and his business manager opened a low budget 16mm movie in a rundown art house theater on 55th Street.

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