Seed Money is the story of Chuck Holmes, a San Francisco pornographer turned philanthropist. Holmes helped create and shape gay identity in the years after Stonewall, and later became a major contributor to gay advocacy groups like the Human Rights Campaign and the LGBT Victory Fund, only to find later in life that while his money was welcome in philanthropic circles, he sometimes wasn't.
Reasons to Buy
- Seed Money is a fascinating, funny and completely eye-opening (in more ways than one) feature-length documentary about one of gay culture's most unlikely heroes.
- Chuck Holmes founded a gay porn empire with Falcon Studios, then tried to use his fortune to help propel the gay rights movement forward - only to find that some "respectable people" didn't want to associate with him because of his background.
- This film is packed with notable interviewees, including Chi Chi LaRue, Jeff Stryker, Scissor Sisters front-man Jake Shears and John Waters.