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American Exxxtasy: My 30-Year Search for a Happy Ending

by John Amero Author

In this fascinating memoir, follow author and filmmaker John Amero through his life and career, from growing up in a small New England town, to becoming a prolific pornographic filmmaker, to transitioning into more mainstream broadcast productions, all while the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s rush by. As a gay man living in New York City in the era of Stonewall, the LGBTQ rights movement, and the AIDS crisis, Amero has a unique perspective to offer, and as a filmmaker who produced some of the first gay pornographic films, he has an even more rarified view of sexuality in America in the second half of the 20th century. For anyone curious about what it was like to make porn half a century ago, or what it was like to be gay in America half a century ago, this book will take you on a wild and strange journey.