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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
January 11, 2006
Los Angeles, CA

Outfest and Los Angeles Leather Coalition (LALC)
present:
Mr. Leather
A documentary film by Jason Garrett

7:30 PM
Post Screening Reception at The Egyptian!
Open Bar! Leather Amusements!

$9 General Admission
$7 Students
$6 Outfest & American Cinematheque Members

Mr. Leather is an unforgettable journey into the lives of today’s leathermen and the exciting, sexy and hilarious world of Leather Contests. It is a touching, never before seen view of an underground gay lifestyle that is as funny as it is inspiring. From home, to work, to the bars, to the sex shop we follow the nine contestants to see who will be crowned the next Mr. Los Angeles Leather.

Mr. Leather tells the story behind the 2003 Mr. LA Leather Contest, the largest leather gathering on the West Coast. We follow the hopeful contestants from their local feeder contest victories all the way to the final showdown in front of thousands of Leathermen from all over the world.

We meet some of the Leather Worlds’ leading experts; from authors and psychologists, to doctors and police officers. They help explain the appeal of this mysterious and largely hidden community.

The documentary takes the audience deep into the lives of the contestants as they reveal everything from the most intimate to the most mundane facets of this little understood lifestyle. We see the motivations and aspirations which make these men seek the glory of being crowned by their peers.

We witness the spectrum of sexual fetishes, the love of leather and kink, and the appeal of this subculture. Each man is different and we see the variety of lifestyles which are embodied in our 9 contestants.

As the final contest looms the tension mounts. They study leather history, practice their speeches, make last minute purchases agonizing over their outfits and strategy. They are as varied as nine men could be, but they all strap on their jock straps and leather chaps, step up onto the stage and compete for the title of Mr. Leather.

Venue:
Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Mr. Leather Movie Website
Outfest Website

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“In those days, a gay man was made to feel nothing but shame about his feelings and his sexuality. I wanted my drawings to counteract that, to show gay men being happy and positive about who they were. Oh, I didn’t sit down to think this all out carefully. But I knew — right from the start — that my men were going to be proud and happy men!"
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