Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL
Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford present
A scorching ride through the underbelly of the 70s underground
sex scene, from Times Square to the West Side piers.
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 10pm
@ Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
$12 advance, $15 door, info 212-219-0736
order advance tickets here
Young, beautiful, and naive, ROY GARRETT arrived in New York City, specifically Times Square, hungry to explore the sex and porn scenes he’d seen advertised in The Village Voice’s classified section. One of his first stops was the Gaiety Theater where, to his amazement, men offered him money for sex. From there it as a quick descent into the hedonistic hustling and porn industries which ultimately destroyed him. Throughout this turbulent period he wrote the poems that became HOT ROD TO HELL—as visceral and personal a record as any that exist of that moment in Gay History just before AIDS changed everything.
INTRODUCTION > Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford
READERS > Mike Albo, Jonathan Daniel Federico, William Johnson,
Brian Kenny, Scooter LaForge, Casey Spooner, Max Steele, Joey Stocks
ORIGINAL MUSIC > Lorant Duzgun
an AFTER PARTY will follow in the bar > with DJ Aaron Cobbett