In the age of coronavirus, you are probably couped up at home like us with nothing but a fridge full of food and Netflix.

Feeling chilled? Stressed out to the max even more? Well we’ve got a suggestion for you.

So you already bin-watched Tiger King like the rest of the world and feeling like there is nothing left of interest to watch on the streaming sites? Well good news, hot-doc Circus Of Books has dropped on Netflix and it’s a must watch. 

I got to see Circus Of Books at the European premiere at the BFI London Film Festival and it was quite easily the best documentary I saw last year on the festival circuit. 

Circus of Books tells the unconventional story of a heteronormal family who just happened to run the most legendary gay porn bookstore in LA.

How did they get there? Well, that’s quite a story.

Told through eyes of Hustler Magazine guru Larry Flint, Gay porn icon Jeff Stryker, RuPaul’s Drag Race Queen Alaska Thunderfuck and the store’s employees, friends and family, Circus Of Books is more stranger than fiction – yet charming and quirky and full of light, love and and the endless pursuit of our constitutional rights. 

What did Raj think about Circus Of Books – watch our latest Boys On Film episode to find out…


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