April 22, 2020 April 22, 2020 Andrew Punter 0 Comments 2020, Circus of Books, Documentary. As notable Los Angeles gay cruising spots of the late 20th Century, both locations are now considered important sites of Los Angeles' gay history The new Netflix documentary Circus of Books shows how director Rachel Mason was part of a typical American family: mom, dad, three kids and a … Film Review: ‘Circus of Books’ Rachel Mason offers a surprising take on the proprietors of an iconic adult bookstore and landmark gay cruising spot — which also happen to be her parents. Larry Flynt was seeking distributors for Hustler Magazine. I guess “The Night Circus” is one of those books that make it especially hard to write a proper review and if I’m entirely honest I have to admit that I don’t even know where to start. Circus of Books was a bookstore and gay pornography shop in West Hollywood, California, and in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.It was established in the 1960s as "Book Circus". With Karen Mason, Barry Mason, Rachel Mason, Josh Mason. It was unlike any other book I’ve ever read and therefore the usual structure of my reviews just doesn’t seem to … Circus of Books review – lots to like but a slightly jumbled narrative stops this from being top drawer Read All About It. Parents need to know that Circus of Books, a frank 2020 documentary, traces the 30-year life of a hardcore gay pornographic book store and movie distributorship run by an unlikely duo.The owners are a middle-class Jewish couple raising three children, none of … The Masons thought Circus of Books would be temporary until something came along that was more substantial, but they kept the st ore going for 35 years until the advent of the Internet firmly put them out of business in 2019. 3.
‘Circus of Books’ Review: XXX and XOXO In a Netflix documentary, the filmmaker tells the surprising story of her parents, who wound up running one of California’s most storied gay porn shops. What was expected to be a brief sideline led to their becoming fully immersed in … Summary. But “Circus of Books” is at its heart a family story, centering on the relationship between the forceful, opinionated Karen and her youngest son, Josh, who comes out as gay while in college. Circus of Books also provided a genuine haven for a primarily gay male clientele under siege from repressive powers-that-be, in addition to a disease (AIDS) … In 1976, Karen and Barry Mason had fallen on hard times and were looking for a way to support their young family when they answered an ad in the Los Angeles Times. Directed by Rachel Mason.
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