L’érotisme selon Wakefield Poole

As a respected Broadway dancer and choreographer, Wakefield Poole is slowly getting tired of the poor quality in lot of gay pornographic movies. As a personal challenge, he gets involved in filmmaking and finds there a new form of expression in which he puts to use skill as a theater direction, in order to create erotic movies able to stimulate the mind, and thus elevate the genre of pornography to a truly artistic means of expression. In an era where it would still seem unthinkable, he puts his name at the top of the posters, turns into a sensation, and without even knowing it, becomes a pioneer in the X force. However, more than forty years later, his work is still disregarded of reference on the 7 th art books, whether they’re stamped LGBT or not.
“After Wakefield Poole’s films, mine are unnecessary and a bit naïve, don’t you think?” Andy Warhol (New York Times, 1972).