Considered to be one of the best of the high-quality-production films from the early 1980s, Flashbacks featured "Leo & Lance" enjoying one another sexually. The action was set against the backdrop of some spectacular Big Bear Mountain scenery. Of course, the 'Leo' being introduced in this movie was Leo Ford. According to reports, Leo could trace his sexual awakening back to his childhood when he first noticed his attraction for guys. He was spiritual and studied yoga and for a time was celibate as he channeled his energies to look within himself. As a young man, Leo was approached to pose for nude photos and to work in smut movies (he originally turned the offers down) but later agreed because he needed the money. His first film (pre-condom) was Flashbacks, but Style was actually the first Ford film released, even though it was the third movie that he had filmed. Leo also appeared in movies as Lee Culver. He died in Los Angeles at the age of 34 after being hit by a car while on a motorcycle. Leo is often remembered as being intelligent, kind, and self confident. The Gay Adult Video Humanitarian of the Year Award (given by the gay adult video industry to members who have made outstanding contributions to charitable causes) is named after him.