The Other Side of Aspen  

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The Other Side of Aspen is a 1978 American gay pornographic film produced by Falcon Studios, directed by Matt Sterling, starring Casey Donovan, Al Parker, and Dick Fisk. The film consists of sex scenes filmed in Lake Tahoe, California, interspersed with dialogue scenes shot in San Francisco. The Other Side of Aspen was Falcon's first feature-length release, notable as one of the first adult films distributed on videocassette.

The film was a critical and commercial success upon release, and marked a turning point in the development of the gay pornography industry. Its elevated production values, largely unprecedented at the time, led to feature film-style releases becoming the norm across the gay pornography industry. The film popularized a macho gay porn aesthetic that would remain broadly popular for decades after the film's release.


In San Francisco, a skiing instructor (Jeff Turk) recounts to his friend (Mike Flynn) a particular incident that occurred during his recent visit to Aspen, Colorado. While traveling to instruct two clients (Al Parker and Casey Donovan), he witnessed two men (Chad Benson and Dick Fisk) having sex in a cabin. Upon arriving at his destination, he found his clients also having sex; they are subsequently joined by the men from the cabin and the instructor in an orgy. Having recounted the story, the instructor comments that he is aroused; he exposes his penis to his friend, who reaches for it.

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