Director Malcolm Ingram's Continental tells the story of New York City's post-Stonewall gay bathhouse The Continental Baths, which was located in the basement of the Ansonia Hotel.

In fundraising for the film, Ingram (Small Town Gay Bar, Bear Nation) discussed the project.

“The Continental Baths was a seminal gay New York City hotspot that existed from the late sixties to 1974. The baths themselves were a lavish Roman style affair, which were opened in the late 60’s in a newly post-stonewall NYC. Owner Steve Ostrow wanted to create a decadent and luxurious clubhouse where newly liberated men could explore with wanton abandon.”

“Along with the baths, The Continental was home to glamorous shows that attracted first class performers such as Cab Calloway, Peter Allen, Wayland Flowers, Patti Labelle and a then unknown Bette Midler, who (with her piano player Barry Manilow) became ringmaster to the revelry.”

“Continental existed in a very unique period, post Stonewall – pre AIDS. That little window when gay ruled the zeitgeist and Continental was the clubhouse. Its a story of sex, celebrity, politics and most importantly … it is part of our history.”

As of Wednesday, Ingram's “Big Finish” Kickstarter campaign was nearly fully funded with 4 days to go.