“Before Homosexuals” Erotic History Doc Slated for June 11 from First Run Features

On June 11, First Run Features will release the documentary Before Homosexuals (DVD: $24.95). Director John Scagliotti—who produced the landmark films Before Stonewall and After Stonewall—provides viewers with a tour of same-sex erotic history, touching on topics including censored chapters of the Kama Sutra and two-spirit rituals performed by Native Americans. Billed as a prequel to Before Stonewall (which is being released theatrically in June to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots in Greenwich Village), Before Homosexuals travels all over the world and utilizes expert commentary to unearth the diverse and fascinating garden of human same-sexual desire in a wondrous tour of erotic history, poetry ,and visual art from ancient times to Victorian crimes.