In New York's conservative Upper West Side, Plato's embraced adventurous couples who came to dance, to swim, and... to swap.
It was the start of a revolution. The brainchild of Larry Levenson, the self-proclaimed King of Swing, Plato's Retreat quickly emerged as the mainstay of public sex for the me generation, welcoming anyone and everyone.
For only $35, couples checked their judgments and pedigrees at the door; debutantes got it on next to bus drivers, as movie stars gave secretaries the starlet treatment. For Levenson and others, Plato s was a utopia.
However, this wild party did not last.
American Swing brings this enigmatic epic of excess to the screen for the first time.