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The Everlasting Secret Family (1988)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | September 1989 (USA)
A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »

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Youth
Drew Norman ...
Oil Boy
Dennis Miller ...
Eric, the Chauffeur
Arthur Dignam ...
Senator
Alan Carey ...
Doctor at Oval
Ken Keen ...
Headmaster
Marcus Cornelius ...
Teacher at Oval
Heather Mitchell ...
Wife
Michael Winchester ...
School Teacher
Louis Nowra ...
Shop Assistant
Dominic Barry ...
Bell Captain
Paul Davies ...
Waiter #1
Allan Penney ...
Gardener
Victor Ramon ...
Maitre'd #1
Michael Kozuki ...
Mr. Akutangana
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A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long as he is young. He has no other function than being young. With the help of an aged judge, the young man, referred to only as The Lover, contrives a plan to make a change in the way of the world, a plan that will take him years to realize. To succeed, he must manipulate, in subtle and not-so-subtle ways, the senator, his wife, the family chauffeur (who was, when young, a lover), and, by implication, the entire well-planned and controlling everlasting secret family. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Allegedly loosely based on long time government minister and early 70s Australian Prime Minister Sir William "Billy" McMahon's backstory. McMahon also married late in life (age 57) to a much younger wife, and had a very handsome son, Julian McMahon. See more »

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During his first encounter at the hotel, the Youth's grip on his creme de menthe glass changes between shots. See more »

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Featured in The Hidden History of Homosexual Australia (2005) See more »

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Great Gay Film with an evil twist!
22 February 2002 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

The Everlasting Secret Family is a fascinating Australian film that depicts a secret homosexual society that has infiltrated in a silent, subtle way the very upper strata of Australian politics and upper class life. It is a wicked, sexy tale and I won't go into any details of the plot lest I ruin the clever surprises that make this movie very entertaining.

Suffice it to say, the acting is quite good, the direction fluent, and you'll enjoy the quirky twists in the plot. In a way, it's refreshing to see a movie where a gay underground puts the screws to a listlessly banal straight society.

Unfortunately, the film is no longer available on video. Try to find a used copy. It will be worth the effort.


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