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Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)

Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life ... See full summary »
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James Andrews ...
Waiter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mary Beth Aylesworth ...
Kissing Couple (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mike Barbour ...
Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
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Shower Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Wendy Brokaw ...
Nadia (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
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Bryan (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
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Mr. Reese (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Adrian Davey ...
Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
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Vicky (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Richard Foster ...
Dad (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Will Gorgess ...
Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Terry Herrington ...
Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Nick Kokotakis ...
Russell Williams (archive footage) (as Nick Poletti)
Russell Scott Lewis ...
Matt Wesson (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
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Tom Peters (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
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Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the summer, he realizes and embraces that he's gay. In "A Friend of Dorothy," Winston arrives from upstate for his freshman year at NYU. He has to figure out, with some help from Anne, a hometown friend, how to build a social life as a young gay man in the city. In "The Disco Years," Tom looks back on 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet after one joyful and several painful encounters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Good Beginnings
18 April 1999 | by (Lubbock, Texas) – See all my reviews

These three directors are off to Good Beginnings. The three stories are remarkably well-done for independent productions and capture those traumatic feelings of "coming out" when you aren't really sure it's a good idea. I laughed at those veiled glances around the dressing room in "Pool Days"; I smiled at the notion that fans of Bette Midler, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand are assumed to be gay in "A Friend of Dorothy"(ie. browsing through the CD music racks); and I cringed over the "jock" in "The Disco Years" whose memory of sweet sex was now "blurred" by liquor. It all seemed so real. I look forward to more offerings from this trio of directors.


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