TONIGHT 7-10pm!!! First look at @futureclown’s doc feature on “CIRCUS OF BOOKS” at CIRCUS OF BOOKS (WEHO). Super special secret guests, and get your queer LA history in with the beautiful Mason family before they close their doors for good
#CircusofBooks, West Hollywood’s gay cruising mecca before the age of the internet, is the subject of an upcoming documentary by Los Angeles-based artist #RachelMason, the daughter of the bookstore’s owners. The documentary will chronicle the history of the storied adult bookstore, situated on the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and North La Jolla Avenue, which will finally shutter its doors in 2018 after 57 years. The store, which sold erotic movies, sex toys, lube and poppers, was located in front of a notorious gay cruising spot, Vaseline Alley, and reached the height of its popularity in the 80s and 90s.
Rachel Mason will present selections from the work-in-progress film, "Circus of Books." The screening will be located within the very space where the documentary takes place, the retail section of the store. By the time of this event, Circus of Books will be nearing it's end and will be accompanied by a discussion with Karen and Barry Mason, the store's owners.
You can support the production of this feature documentary here: https://www.documentary.org/project/circus-books
Curated by #MarvinAstorga + #YoungJoonKwak