1900 - when most DL eldergays went to their first gay bar!!
Loved this grand messy film when I first saw it in grad school in the late 70s but I do wonder if it still holds up.
Brilliant movie. Loved it when I first saw it on TV as a kid, and when I recently saw it again in an arthouse cinema. I'd put it up there with the other great multi-hour, decades-spanning epics with De Niro, "Once Upon A Time in America" and the Godfather films.
(It's also child porn by current legal standards, btw).
You only have to wait 2 minutes in that clip to get to the fun gay tussle. If they'd been nude it would have far outshone Women In Love's wrestling match.
Gerard was so incredibly hot. Let that be a warning to all you young'uns!
Donald Sutherland playing the fascist foreman Attila Mellanchini is one of cinema's greatest villains.
I remember the day this was shown at my college in a classroom. Late 1970s. All the art film buffs in town (Memphis) were there. It was a mess, and it was amazing. Everyone discussed it for days.
Bertolucci = gay?
My local public library has the DVD, but the scene where the hooker fondles DeNiro and Depardieu's cocks is inexplicably absent. However, it still has the scene where the 10-year-old boys take out their penises and compare. The blond one who played the younger Depardieu even sports a boner in that scene. What gives?