This week on the podcast, we’ll be taking a look at Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.’s 1979 romantic drama, Forbidden Letters. The film has recently been restored by the Bressan Project and Vinegar Syndrome, and is due to be released to VOD on PinkLabel.TV on August 22nd.
Forbidden Letters tells the story of Larry and Richard, two lovers torn apart by the harsh realities and homophobia of the prison system. The film, which was invited to play the 1980 edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, easily ranks among the greatest gay films of the 70s.
Over the course of our discussion, we’ll talk about the film’s extended four year production, the real incident that inspired it, and how it fits into Bressan’s overall filmography.