American Swing is a documentary movie about Platoâ€™s Retreat, a 1970s New York City sex club. Larry Levenson started this historical club amidst the city nightlife of Studio 54 and punk rock CBGBs, inspired by the sexual openness of gay clubs. Platoâ€™s Retreat was a place people could go to have sex freely without consequences. Although Levenson was a family man, he forgot his wife and kids at night, when he would go to his club and have sex with strangers, as they too could be comfortable coming alone or in a couple to swap partners with others. The club brought swinging to the mainstream and for merely a $35 fee; people could lose their inhibitions and engage in a sexual revolution. He had suggestive public access commercials and a collection of shady investors to help make Platoâ€™s Retreat a success before it was shut down for not meeting city ordinances, influenced by the growing danger of AIDS.