- Director: Wakefield Poole
- Writer: Wakefield Poole
- Producer: Wakefield Poole; Marvin Shulman
The only interesting thing about it is that the director used to dance with the Ballet Russes - how they fall.
Boys in the Sand is a landmark American gay pornographic film. The 1971 film was directed by Wakefield Poole and stars Casey Donovan. Boys in the Sand was the first gay porn film to include credits, the first to achieve crossover success, the first reviewed by Variety, and one of the earliest porn films of any genre to gain mainstream credibility, preceding 1972's Deep Throat by nearly a year.
Produced on a budget of $8,000, the film is a loose collection of three segments depicting Donovan's sexual adventures at a gay beach resort community. Promoted by Poole with an advertising campaign unprecedented for a pornographic feature, Boys in the Sand premiered in New York City in 1971 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. The film brought star Donovan international recognition. A sequel, Boys in the Sand II, was released in 1986 but was unable to match the success of the original.
The film's title is a parodic reference to the Mart Crowley play and film The Boys in the Band.