NEW YORK — Producer-helmer Joseph Lovett’s docu “Gay Sex in the ’70s,” which preemed at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, has been picked up by Wolfe Video and the Sundance Channel for distribution.
Lovett will roll out the film theatrically through his own Lovett Prods. banner Nov. 4, with Wolfe taking homevid rights and Sundance pacting for a cable run.
Pic, a chronicle of gay culture in Gotham in the era before AIDS, will make its theatrical bow in New York and San Francisco with support from Wolfe and the project’s educational partner, Frameline. A Los Angeles stop is also on the release sked.
“This film seems to be connecting with an audience hungry for more information on this celebrated period of time of sexual freedom right after Stonewall in 1969 and before the advent of AIDS in 1981,” Lovett said.
Lovett Prods.’ credits include the HBO pics “Three Sisters” and “Cancer: Evolution to Revolution.”