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Summary: The parallel stories of Plato's Retreat, a Manhattan sex club for straight couples that operated from 1977 until the mid 1980s, and of Larry Levenson, the club's impresario. In present-day interviews, Larry's family talks about him, while writers, reporters, and clients talk about the club. Mixed with these interviews are still photographs and archival footage of the club, Larry's appearances on talk shows, and newspaper articles. By the late 70s, the club was in full swing, with talk of Plato's Retreats in other cities. By the end of the decade, tax problems had Larry in trouble with the IRS and changing mores gave the club a different vibe. Then AIDS became an epidemic.
Runtime: 81 min
Production: HDNet Films
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Apr 14, 2009
Director Credit
Jon Hart Director
Matthew Kaufman Director
Writer Credit
Jon Hart Writer
Cast Credit
Al Goldstein Himself
Bryce Britton Herself
Buck Henry Himself
Dan Dorfman Himself
Dian Hanson Herself
Donna Ferrato Herself
Edward I. Koch Himself
Fred J. Lincoln Himself
Irwin Corey Himself
Jamie Gillis Himself
Joe Franklin Himself
Larry Levenson Himself
Ron Jeremy Himself
Steve Kraus Himself
William Davidson Himself
Producer Credit
Christian Hoagland Producer
Christopher Matson Associate Producer
Gretchen McGowan Producer
Jack Siegel Associate Producer
Jason Kliot Executive Producer
Joana Vicente Executive Producer
Matthew Kaufman Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: