The Origins of Gay Porn, Obscenity and the Supreme Court

The History of Gay Sex

20-03-2021 • 45 mins

As the first episode in a series, we discuss the origins of gay porn beginning after world war II. Exploring the world of Bob Mizer, we cover the grandfather of beefcake magazines and photography that flourished in the 1950s and laid the foundation for gay porn. However, there were double standards between material for gay and straight audiences that questioned the legality of these magazines leading to a court case that goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

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