Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford Present:

Roy Garrett’s Hot Rod To Hell

A scorching ride through the underbelly of the 70s underground sex scene, from Times Square to the West Side piers.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Shotime: 10pm
@ Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)
New York, NY

TICKETS: $12 advance, $15 door, info 212-219-0736
order advance tickets available here.

Young, beautiful, and naive, ROY GARRETT arrived in New York City, specifically Times Square, hungry to explore the sex and porn scenes he’d seen advertised in The Village Voice’s classified section. One of his first stops was the Gaiety Theater where, to his amazement, men offered him money for sex. From there it as a quick descent into the hedonistic hustling and porn industries which ultimately destroyed him. Throughout this turbulent period he wrote the poems that became HOT ROD TO HELL— visceral and personal– a record as any that exist of that moment in Gay History just before AIDS changed everything.

Reading the poems will be an illustrious group of New York Artists, Writers, and Poets including Mike Albo, Casey Spooner, Brian Kenney, Max Steele, Scooter Laforge, Joey Stocks, Jonathan Daniel Federico. 

Original Music by Lorant Duzgun. 

An after-party will follow in the bar with DJ Aaron Cobbett.

With support from the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.

Roy Garrett portrait by Robert W. Richards

  • Ron Fritsch

One Response to “Roy Garrett’s ‘Hot Rod To Hell’”

  1. mykola (mick) dementiuk 16 October 2013 at 5:30 AM #

    Hey, read my book. Been there, done that https://sizzlereditions.com/times-square-queer-paperback-collection-with-bonus-material-by-mykola-dementiuk/



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