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An Empty Bed (1990)

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In his twilight, a lonely gay man reflects on his life and the three loves of his long-lost youth one woman and two men. Forced into early retirement by a heart attack, he wanders aimlessly... See full summary »

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In his twilight, a lonely gay man reflects on his life and the three loves of his long-lost youth one woman and two men. Forced into early retirement by a heart attack, he wanders aimlessly through the graffiti-marred streets of his New York neighborhood. Familiar haunts trigger flashbacks of happy and not-so happy times. Could anything have been different? Could he have denied his true identity and married as his lover, Peter, did? Should he have? Would it have worked out? Could he have lived with himself? These seem to be the unspoken questions in the back of his mind. A phone call to the now-married man for whom he still holds deep affection, concludes this moving and very satisfying character study. Written by Mark Fleetwood <mfleetwo@mail.coin.missouri.edu>

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An aging man's reflections on a closeted life
20 July 2001 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

An old gay man spends his day alone and reflects about his life and the lovers he has known. This is a realistic story of one man's journey through life and the choices that he has made. He's not a villain or hero and he's known happiness and sorrow. He apparently never had the courage to `come out' and at this point no one cares.

This short film (under an hour) is thought provoking and well made but may find very little audience today. There are not enough `skin scenes' to tantalize a modern audience and we Americans are not particularly interested in our seniors.

This movie will not "change your life" but it may prompt a healthy bit of introspection among its viewers that may keep them from ending up at the same point as the film's main character.


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