Circus of Books

New England Premiere

Filmmaker Rachel Mason’s parents Karen and Barry, are the proprietors of iconic L.A. pornography shop Circus of Books. Mason chronicles their life’s work as one of the biggest distributors of gay porn in the country, including their prosecution on obscenity charges and the shop’s role in offering refuge to the LGBTQ community during the height of the AIDS crisis. CIRCUS OF BOOKS depicts an untold chapter in queer history, while also honestly and emotionally exploring how the way Mason’s parents supported their family affected their home life as well.

2019, USA, 92 minutes, Directed by Rachel Mason