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1980: Richard Gere and American Gigolo (Erotic 80s Part 3)

1980: Richard Gere and American Gigolo (Erotic 80s Part 3)

Update: 2022-04-199
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One of the most aesthetically influential movies of the ‘80s, Paul Schrader’s American Gigolo sets a template for much of what we’re going to discuss this season: it’s about sex as a conduit for wealth, masks and double lives, and the role of danger in desire. Today we’ll talk about the sexual persona of Gigolo star Richard Gere in the early 1980s; the ways in which Gigolo and other films from 1980 (Dressed to Kill, Cruising) grapple with straight male anxiety over gay male visibility; and the tension between the promotion of sex-positivity for women and the anti-feminist backlash.

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1980: Richard Gere and American Gigolo (Erotic 80s Part 3)

1980: Richard Gere and American Gigolo (Erotic 80s Part 3)

Karina Longworth