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

 |  Drama  |  30 September 1994 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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James Andrews ...
Waiter (Pool Days)
Mary Beth Aylesworth ...
Kissing Couple (Pool Days)
Mike Barbour ...
Weightlifter (Pool Days)
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Shower Guy (Pool Days)
Wendy Brokaw ...
Nadia (The Disco Years)
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Bryan (The Disco Years)
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Mr. Reese (The Disco Years)
Adrian Davey ...
Steamroom Guy (Pool Days)
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Vicky (Pool Days)
Richard Foster ...
Dad (Pool Days)
Will Gorgess ...
Steamroom Guy (Pool Days)
Terry Herrington ...
Weightlifter (Pool Days)
Nick Kokotakis ...
Russell Williams (as Nick Poletti)
Russell Scott Lewis ...
Matt Wesson ("The Disco Years")
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Tom Peters ("The Disco Years")
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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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Ah, the blossoming of desire!
24 September 1999 | by (Atlanta GA) – See all my reviews

The trio are a pleasant, nostalgic journey to that first hint of desire--when it was still about simple exploration of the unknown--before we "grew up" and added those complexities of HIV status, emotional baggage and gotta-run-my-pager-just-went-off into the emotional mix.

The angst portrayed is pure adolescent angst, but it rings true in all three stories. Their sweetness and positivity make you feel good that you are gay. And those kinds of films are few and far between.

Good news! Both Boys Life and Boys Life 2 are now readily available on DVD as of September 1999.


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