Our Fire Island forebears were indeed bears, if this woofy vintage film is any indication. Beards, burly bodies, short-shorts, and furry chests abound in this clip recorded by Nelson Sullivan. Twinks, otters, and even lesbians put in appearances as well. Perfectly capturing the essential feel of the era, he was sort of like Marcel Proust with a video camera.
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