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The Velocity of Gary* *(Not His Real Name) (1998)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  16 July 1999 (USA)
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Valentino is an Ex Aldult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after ... See full summary »

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Valentino
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Gary * (His Real Name)
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Veronica
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Coco
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Venus
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Kid Joey
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Jana Roberts
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Bingo ...
Rodney
Jason Cutler ...
Romaine
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Dorothy
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Running Boy (as Hakan D'Onofrio)
Keegan de Lancie ...
Ravell Dameron ...
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Valentino is an Ex Aldult film star very much in love with his girlfriend Mary Carmen....and boyfriend Gary. Things take a tragic turn when Valentino is rushed to the hospital after collapsing on a city street and is diagnosed with HIV/AIDS...Forcing Mary Carmen and Gary to push aside their jealousy & differences to take care of the man they both love while he is dying. Ultimately finding comfort, understanding, and strength in the other. A beautiful modern love story with a fantastic cast. Vincent D'Onofrio is very charismatic, charming, and intense as Valentino..... Written by ~~Pixie~~

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violent images
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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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[from the trailer]
Gary: You spent all the money on junk food? Y'know, some of that was rent money.
Valentino: I thought we paid that last month.
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A Poor Job on a Good Idea
29 January 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be utterly unsatisfying because of its excursions away from the story, (which was unfocused to begin with) and the poor editing job. Some of the acting was passable, but I did not believe any of the characters were "real", with the exception of the black drag queens. This was a script that could have gone somewhere and instead lay on the floor like the egg the movie turned out to be.


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