Join us on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with filmmakers Lloyd Coleman, and Marc Saltarelli. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Co-Producer Lloyd Coleman, and Director Marc Saltarelli will discuss the documentary Studio One Forever. Watch the trailer.
The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM.
Upon registering a link and password will be automatically emailed to you.
STUDIO ONE was more than just a disco, it was mecca for gay men looking for identity in a world that saw them as outcasts.
In 1974, the disco craze was just beginning to sweep the nation when Scott Forbes, a gay optometrist, had a vision to open the first gay disco in West Hollywood. He wanted to give young gay men a sense of the Hollywood glitz and glamour they craved.
Temperatures rising, flashing strobe lights. Disco reverberating through our bare chests. And swarms of a thousand irresistible men with flirtatious smiles that were welcomed and returned. Everybody wanted to be at Studio One, but women and people of color were often denied entry. Protesters picketed the club entrance and a boycott happened. But the lines around the block only grew longer.
Before Studio One, gay bars were shuttered with secret entrances. Gay men faced hate and homophobia, police brutality and violence, even death. Studio One changed all of that. Once inside, young gay men would climb the Studio’s dark staircase, cast away their existential fears, and find Heaven.
Watch the Trailer and Learn More at https://www.gofundme.com/f/StudioOneForever?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all )