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American Swing

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Release Date: March 27, 2009Running Time: 81 mins.
MPAA Rating: NoneBox Office: $28,562.00
Genre: Documentary, Historical, Urban

Helen Gurley Brown
Betty Dodson
Dan Dorfman
Donna Ferrato

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The year was 1977 and New York City burned. As the metropolis hurtled into bankruptcy, the city's nightlife hit unprecedented heights. In midtown, the ultra-exclusive Studio 54 was a cocaine-fueled celebrity playhouse. Downtown, at the spartan CBGB's, punk rockers set out to destroy everything Pop. Meanwhile, in the basement of the prestigious Ansonia building on the conservative Upper West Side, Plato's Retreat opened its doors to ordinary couples who came to dance, to swim, and to swap. It was the start of a revolution. The brainchild of former wholesale meat purveyor Larry Levenson, Plato's Retreat quickly emerged as the epicenter of public sex for the "me" generation. Previously, swingin... Full Summary >>