Gay bathhouse TV commercial from the 1970s


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/01/10/gay-bathhouse-tv-commercial-fr.html


#2

I snickerd at “You´ll come again and again and again”. I´m officially 6 years old.


#3

I just want to go on record that I ordered a t-shirt from Channel J’s Robin Byrd in the mid 80s and I’M STILL WAITING FOR IT.


#4

Only BB would have the balls.


#5

Well, that ad makes no bones* about what goes on there.

[* so to speak]


#6

Did it have a weird spider-web bikini pattern on it?


#7

Something for everyone

Well, not everyone. I think half the population may not make it through the door.

(But I have no idea never having been, could be a rarely reported women’s spectator sport)


#8

kinda hot, but also sad. this came out right before the AIDS crisis started. if only they knew…


#9

Mrs Ficus and I were watching The Eighties on Netflix just last night and this exact ad was featured in the AIDS episode.


#10

That would have been good, but no. It had a drawing of her wearing said bikini.


#11

Via Google Street View - the building at 28 W. 15th no longer even exists, apparently merged with properties to the left, 22-28, to make way for a very large apartment building in 1989:
http://streeteasy.com/building/grosvenor-house


#12

That message was less veiled than a post-dance Salome asking for the head of St. John the Baptist.


#13

It is like watching films of the Jewish community in Krakow before the war. I really want to reach through the screen and warn them.


#14

Cruising with Al Pacino is like that. It was filmed in these places with many of these men as extras, just before the community was decimated.


#15

Yuggh. My college was across the street from the St Marks Baths, which was the East side version of the same thing.According to rumors, it was horrifyingly skanky inside, and I suspect a few of my classmates might have visited. Yes, ground zero for AIDS.


#16

I’m reminded of a scene from Orange is the New Black.

Larry: Dad, why did you bring us to a gay bath house?

Howard: It’s a nice place. It’s clean. A schvitz is a schvitz.

[moaning from the others]

Howard: I had a Groupon.

Larry: Aaaah.


#17

This makes my experience at Planet Fitness seem much less exciting . . .


#18

Isn’t that where some guy was selling the Detachable Penis on a blanket next to a broken toaster oven?


#19

Yeah. You can get good deal from that guy, but you’ve got to haggle a bit.


#20

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