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A Friend of Dorothy (1994)

Winston arrives at NYU as a freshman, knowing he's gay and wondering where that fact will lead him. He falls hard for Tom, his temporary roommate who's soon to leave for L.A., and it's a ... See full summary »

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Raoul O'Connell ...
Winston
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Anne (as Ann Zupa)
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Tom
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Matt
Steven Brinberg ...
Judy fan
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Moonie (as Tom Lennon)
Tom Hickey ...
Guy in Library
Jerry Haggerty ...
Guy in stall
Bianca ...
Librarian
Reggie Cabico ...
Act Up boy
Aimee Cummins ...
Anne's girlfriend
Sara Goodman ...
Tom's girlfriend
Matt Kapp ...
Guy with guitar
Ross Kennett ...
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Drew Lee ...
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Winston arrives at NYU as a freshman, knowing he's gay and wondering where that fact will lead him. He falls hard for Tom, his temporary roommate who's soon to leave for L.A., and it's a big risk to express these feelings. Meanwhile, temptations and opportunities abound in the Village: sex in public toilets, uninhibited people at parties, and knowing Act-uppers. Plus, there are misinterpreted signals, like the ones Winston gets from a Moonie. With help from his hometown friend Anne, Winston keeps his equilibrium and finds the perfect place to meet someone: the Judy Garland rack at Tower Records. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Bittersweet journey
16 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a cute little film telling the story of a gay young man who is desperately trying to find someone with whom he can have his first real gay experience. He experiments around a bit, but he is very frightened -- mainly of himself.

He has a crush on his handsome room mate and doesn't know quite what to do about that. Eventually, he allows himself to be himself and discovers that he is a "friend of Dorothy" -- in other words, someone who, like Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ, wants happiness somewhere over the gay rainbow. The story leaves us with the idea that he can find that happiness.


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