Over a lifetime, Kiwi filmmaker Paul Oremland compiled a list of 100 sexual partners. What started as an informal list to remember the encounters became the launching pad for a journey through the last 40 years of LGBT history.
Counting down from 100 to 1, and ranging from "sauna guy" to his lifelong partner John, Oremland was able to track down some of these men and in a series of deeply personal, moving, funny and surprising interviews, paints a sex positive portrait of the legacy of intimacy. The journey begins with a religious Oremland abandoning his quest to become a minister by moving to London at the height of the Thatcher years and the AIDS epidemic. After a career in film is kickstarted by a job in a secret pornography screening venue, the film ends full circle back in NZ.
Historic moments are aplenty along with an exploration of gay life issues ranging from intimacy, monogamy, drug use, celibacy, religion, aging, changing gay culture, bathhouses, bars, sexual repression, violence, AIDS, and Grindr to name a few. More than just a list of sexual encounters, 100 Men becomes a humanistic portrait of a life enriched by encounters of 100 other lives in all their complexity and beauty.
Oremland is immensely charming and a talented storyteller - queerguru.com
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