I love this, it’s an old ad for a gay bathhouse! Man’s Country was a Chicago bathhouse (this YouTube link mistakenly claims it was in New York) that opened in 1972, one of the oldest in the country (it closed down in 2017). I’m amazed this actually was broadcast, even late at night on a local TV station. It’s kinda perfect.
Interesting article: lmwpb.wordpress.com/2021/02/12/attack-of-the-clones/
…the culture of the clone — from its nascence in the fuzzy in-between of Stonewall and AIDS, to its modern manifestation in the blank faces and vapid lives of identical Instagram hunks — puts forward an aesthetic of conformity to traditionally hegemonic values of white masculinity, thus granting access to the spoils of the system to which Queer people have historically been denied.