Iris Prize Shorts 2017

Hattie Goes Cruising

DIRECTOR: Konstantin Bock
USA, 18 mins

In an age of online cruising and sex apps, having sex in public parks and restrooms might seems like a thing of the past, but for Hank Major, a 70-year-old gay African-American from Philadelphia, picking up guys on the street or at old-school cruising grounds is still very much a way of life. In this charming and surprisingly tender documentary, Major – nicknamed Hattie Louise by his friends – walks us through his memories of a turbulent lifetime of cruising.