The Infamous Trouser Bar to be Screened at BFI Flare


After a long legal battle that at one point seemed set to doomed the film to obscurity, David McGillivray’s production of Trouser Bar – a film written in 1976 for gay porn legend Peter De Rome – is to finally have its UK premiere on Sunday March 20th, as part of the BFI Flare festival.

Following De Rome’s death two years ago, McGillivray took it upon himself to make this lost screenplay – allegedly written by Someone Very Famous – as a tribute to the director, having recently made a documentary about De Rome’s life and works. He gathered porn director Kristen Bjorn and an unlikely cast that includes Julian Clary, Barry Cryer and Nigel Havers amongst the porn stars to shoot this tale of textile fetishism and a love of corduroy.

The 20 minute film shows at midday, accompanied by De Rome’s erotic short Encounters, and the event will feature an on-stage Q&A with the cast and crew. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday for BFI members and Wednesday for everyone else. Call 020 728 3232 for more details.