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Boys Life 2 (1997)

 -  Drama  -  7 March 1997 (USA)
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Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom ... See full summary »

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Eric (segment "Must Be the Music")
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Kevin (segment "Must Be the Music")
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Dave (segment "Must Be the Music")
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Jason (segment "Must Be the Music")
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Tony Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
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Jimmy (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
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Mrs. Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
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Tony's Date (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
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June Gudmanson
J.D. Cerna ...
Jack Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
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Blondie (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
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Bill Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
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Trevor (segment "Trevor")
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Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to come to his house and have dinner with his family. In "Alkali, Iowa", by Mark Christopher, a young gay man finds out some of his father's past secrets. And "Must Be the Music", by Nickolas Perry, follows four teenagers looking for love in nightclubs. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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$56,224 (USA) (7 March 1997)

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$186,675 (USA) (28 March 1997)
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Two great ones; two so-so
16 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well-done compilation of four short films about growing up gay.

The first one "Must Be the Music" is fun. It's about a group of gay teenage boys going to a disco. The refreshing thing about it is that the characters are gay...and could care less. Also it's very sweet and has a happy ending. Lots of fun.

"Nunzio's Second Cousin" is not so good. It's a very dark film about a very disturbed cop inviting a teenager home after he tried to rob him and his lover. Eileen Brennan overacts as the cop's mother. Dark, depressing. Still, it is interesting.

"Atali, Iowa" was dull dull dull. I'm not going to describe it...just avoid it.

The closing one "Trevor" is just superb. It actually won an Academy Award as best live short subject. It's about a very young kid coming to grips with the fact that he's gay. It's funny, moving and has a very uplifting ending. A real winner.

So, the first and last are the best segments. The second is good but dark. And the third should be avoided. Pretty good batting average I'd say.


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