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2 items from 2014

Spanish Politician Goes Bare In Gay Sex Tourism Movie “La Partida”

21 March 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Queerty has the details of Spanish MP Toni Cantó, who as an actor before becoming a member of parliament starred in La Partida, a movie about sex tourism in Havana. The movie definitely trips several triggers for prostitution, and the trailer above is Nsfw. But the politician says he doesn’t regret the film at all.

“If you’re asking me if I would have played a gay character in sex scenes while being an MP, the answer is yes. I need to express my artistic side, otherwise I go a bit mad.”

He also seems ready to rip apart anyone who feels the need to be shocked by seeing their elected official naked. Maybe Anthony Weiner should have tried this defense. “I’m aware of the fact that I live in a society where people are more shocked by seeing an MP’s backside than by one who robs »

- Ed Kennedy

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Film Review: ‘The Last Match’

15 January 2014 4:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Life gets complicated for two best friends in Havana when they begin to acknowledge a same-sex attraction between them in “The Last Match,” a solid drama from director/co-scenarist Antonio Hens (“Clandestinos”). Shot in Puerto Rico, this leisurely tale offers no great surprises in the way it considers the relationship between cultural machismo and the closeted life, or in its eventual turn toward tragedy. But it’s well crafted and cast to a sum effect that’s consistently engaging, if not quite memorable. After a fest run, “Match” will make its U.S. theatrical bow Jan. 24 on Landmark screens in San Francisco and Miami, with modest expansion likely.

Yosvani (Milton Garcia) and Rey (Reinier Diaz) play on an amateur slum soccer team.Yosvani lives with his fiancee, Gema (Beatriz Mendez), and her black-marketeer father, Silvano (Luis Alberto Garcia). Rey’s more impoverished circumstances are with wife Liudmila (Jenifer Rodriquez), their baby, »

- Dennis Harvey

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