July 20, 2006

Centaur releases the Original Soundtrack to Joseph Lovett's documentary GAY SEX IN THE 70's

Through a newly signed distribution deal with West End Records, Centaur is excited to announce the release of the original soundtrack album to the documentary film Gay Sex in the 70s.

Gay Sex in the 70s recently completed a six month, 25-city theatrical run with a box office take of $249,565. The DVD of Gay Sex in the 70s is currently available from Wolfe Video and Centaur will release the soundtrack album nationwide on July 11.

Gay Sex in the 70s had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and Out Magazine has hailed the film "The Hottest DVD Release" of the summer. Director/producer Joseph Lovett is thrilled to be one of the true Indie success stories of the year.

"It's gratifying to see such wide-spread interest in this piece of history while at the same time proving the digital distribution model can work for true independents," Lovett commented, referring to the fact that the entire self-released, 25-city theatrical run happened without a 35mm print. "It's important for the industry to have room for alternative voices to make a living without having to sell-out or ignore their passions."

Gay Sex in the 70s is beautifully underscored by the hottest soul, funk, and disco anthems of the 70s. West End Records, the choice label of the 70s, was co-founded by Mel Cheren in 1976 and quickly because the defining sound of New York City's gay community in the heyday of Disco. The West End Records music catalogue contains some of the most sampled songs in music history and is considered one of the most significant labels in Dance Music history. Smash hits from West End Records include Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat", Loose Joints' "Is It All Over My Face", and Carl Bean's legendary gay 70s anthem, "I Was Born This Way".


01. Intro
02. North End - Kind of Life, Kind of Love
03. Billy Nichols - Give Your Body Up To The Music
04. Bobby Youngblood - There's Never Been No One Like You
05. Taana Gardner - No Frills
06. Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (Female Version)
07. Taana Gardner - Paradise Express
08. Philly USA - Speak Well
09. Taana Gardner - Work That Body
10. Colleen Heather - Magic
11. Michele - Disco Dance
12. Taana Gardner - When You Touch Me
13. Carl Bean - I Was Born This Way (Gomi's Tribute Mix)

Gay Sex in the 70s is from Lovett Productions and was included in the Gay & Lesbian Films Festivals in New York, London, Sydney, Zurich, Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New Zealand and many others.

Documentary producer/director Joseph Lovett focuses on the unbridled sexual passion and exploration that marked the twelve years from Stonewall (1969) to the first reported cases of AIDS (1981). With access to a filmic and photographic treasure trove of erotic life, Lovett's cast of storytellers takes us from the remarkably repressed pre-Stonewall period to an era of sexual excess unparalleled since ancient Rome. Straightforward, funny and provocative, the subjects tell their stories with remarkable wit, humor and perspective. For younger people - those who became sexually active after the age of AIDS - this film may be a startling revelation of what everyday life was like when American youth were cutting loose from Puritanical values and ascribing to the watchword of the time "if it feels good, do it."

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