Events

Sexplosion

Bureau at Second Tuesday Lecture Series for Robert Hofler’s Reading from Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos

« Back to Events
This event has passed.
Event:
Bureau at Second Tuesday Lecture Series for Robert Hofler’s Reading from Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos
Start:
April 8, 2014 6:30 PM
End:
April 8, 2014 9:00 PM
Cost:
$10 suggested donation
Organizer:
Howard Williams
Howard@SecondTuesday.org
Updated:
March 24, 2014
Venue:
The LGBT Center
Phone:
212 620 7310
Address:
Google Map
208 West 13th Street, New York , NY, 10011, United States
Sexplosion

The Bureau of General Services—Queer Division will be at The LGBT Community Center for Robert Hofler‘s appearance at the Second Tuesday Lecture Series. We will be selling copies of Hofler’s new book Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos.

The six years between 1968 and 1973 saw more sexual taboos challenged than ever before. Film, literature, and theater simultaneously broke through barriers giving birth to what we still consider to be the height of sexual expression in pop culture: Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge, Hair on BroadwayAndy Warhol and his superstars, Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band, John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy, Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, Larry Kramer’s Women in Love, actors such as Alan Bates and Dirk Bogarde, and the proto-reality celebrity Lance Loud.

In Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol to A Clockwork Orange—How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke all the Taboos, Robert Hofler weaves a lively narrative linking the writers, producers, and actors responsible for creating such controversial works, placing them within their cultural and social frameworks. While the Stonewall Riots were shaking Greenwich Village, a group of daring artists challenged the status quo and defined the country’s concept of sexual liberation. Hofler follows the creation of and reaction to these groundbreaking works, tracing their connections and influences on each another and the rest of the entertainment industry.

Robert Hofler has spent more than forty years as an entertainment journalist, at both Life and Us magazines, and most recently at Variety. His nonfiction works include the Henry Willson biography, The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson and Party Animals, a biography of Allan Carr. Hofler is the theater critic for The Wrap and lives in New York City.

Reception at 6:30
Presentation at 7

The Center is located at 208 W. 13th St., between 7th and 8th Avenues.

 

 

 

 

 

EVENTS HOME