The always-controversial Michael Lucas has fashioned an eye-opening and surprisingly entertaining doc on being gay in the Holy Land.
When word got out that Michael Lucas - award-winning pornographer, gay icon, opinionated lightning rod - was planning to release a self-funded documentary on Israel, snickers and groans were heard ‘round the adult industry. The polar-opposite-of-shy Mr. Lucas is well-known for his outspoken support of the Middle Eastern state, and many assumed the doc would merely be an extended commercial for his wildly successful porn Men of Israel. Once again proving his detractors wrong, Lucas has fashioned a surprisingly enlightening video essay on what is (as the film purports to show) one of the most gay-friendly and progressive places on earth - from Tel Aviv’s ever-expanding pulse-pounding nightlife and openly gay servicemen, to same-sex weddings and government support of children. The biggest problem viewers may have with the film is the constant distraction of both the locale itself and the interviewees’ sheer beauty. (English, Hebrew with English subtitles) -- Erik Schut
Sunday, July 14, 2:15 PM
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