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The Living End (1992)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 August 1992 (USA)
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

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Mike Dytri ...
Luke
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Jon
Mark Finch ...
Doctor
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Daisy
Johanna Went ...
Fern
Darcy Marta ...
Darcy
Scot Goetz ...
Peter
Brett Vail ...
Ken (as Bretton Vail)
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Barbie
Stephen Holman ...
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Magie Song ...
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Peter Lanigan ...
Three Stooges
Jon Gerrans ...
Three Stooges
Jack Kofman ...
Three Stooges
Chris Mabli ...
NeoNazi (as Christopher Mabli)
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Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world".

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An Irresponsible Movie by Gregg Araki

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Comedy | Drama

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Also Known As:

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$22,769 (estimated)

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$692,585 (USA)
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The ends credits finish with the following words: "Dedicated to Craig Lee (1954-1991) and the hundreds of thousands who've died and the hundreds of thousands more who will die because of a big white house full of republicans fuckheads". See more »

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Jon: I'm not going to fondle your crotch right now.
Luke: Why not?
Jon: Because I'm a responsible driver.
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A classic of gay cinema
11 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two HIV+ men go on a road trip. Basically that's about it. It's not as depressing as it sounds. There's lots of humor in the movie but no pulling back on the anger they feel.

The camera-work is shaky, the sound goes from audible to inaudible more than once and there really is no plot. Also, must we have the tired old stereotypes of two lesbians being psychopaths? But the dialogue contains more truth than any Hollywood movie I've seen. For instance, at one point, one of the guys goes "Let's go to Washington and inject our blood in the President. Want to bet they'll find a cure in 30 seconds?" Sadly, I believe they would. This was WAY ahead of its time in 1992. It was angry, in your face and catch a look at a little message after the closing credits,.

Grim, funny, powerful with a sad (but truthful) ending. Also Mike Dytri is one of the most beautiful, hunky men I've ever seen.

A must-see for gay men.


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