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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

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Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

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Credited cast:
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Billy Collier
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Gabriel
Richard Ganoung ...
Perry
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Georgiana
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Whitey
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ...
Fernando
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Rex Webster
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Gundy (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
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Holly
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Mark Allen Anderson ...
Peter
Bonnie Biehl ...
Connie Rogers
Chad Boardman ...
Drag Chorus
Les Borsay ...
Les
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Andrew
Robbie Cain ...
Joshua
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Storyline

Billy, a struggling young gay photographer (who likes Polaroids), tired of being the "other man", falls in love with Gabriel, a waiter and aspiring musician who is probably straight but possibly gay or at least curious. Billy tries to get Gabriel to model for his latest project, a series of remakes of famous Hollywood screen kisses, featuring male couples, while also trying to win his affections. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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Lights!... Camera!... Attraction!

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Billy's Hollywood  »

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Opening Weekend:

$117,089 (USA) (24 July 1998)

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$2,020,700 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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Michael Ganoung (Perry) starred in a groundbreaking gay-themed film called "Parting Glances", set in the mid-80s when the AIDS crisis was at its peak. His best friend, a gay man who had AIDS, was played by a very young Steve Buscemi. See more »

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When Billy and Gabriel are lying in bed and Billy gets up, the pillows change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Billy: So...
Gabriel: Cigarette. What do you do?
Billy: This.
Gabriel: Of course. And you're gay?
Billy: Do I act gay?
Gabriel: Kind of.
Billy: You're straight?
Gabriel: Girlfriend in San Francisco. What's that supposed to mean?
Billy: Nothing. Some of my best friends are...
Gabriel: Straight?
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Faerie godmother - joan moseley See more »

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Remake of Catalina (1994) See more »

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Blue 'n' Groovy
Written by Dorsey, Gould
Performed by Parafin Jack Flash Ltd
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Kissing Billy Collier
13 May 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This film was a rare treat in that it presents its subject matter with dignity and fun. The comedy, directed by Tommy O'Haver never goes for cheap shots. The story of this somewhat naive photographer trying to make it in Los Angeles, under another writer/director would have gone for the 'on your face' attitude, rather than give it the romantic tone Tommy O'Haver imparted on the movie.

The performances are good. Sean Hayes, who has gone to bigger and better things, is fine as Billy, the photographer. Brad Rowe, as Gabriel, the object of Billy's love, is fine also. Best of all is Meredith Scott Lynn, a fine actress, who is the best asset of this movie. Her Georgina serves to tie all the different plots, and in doing so, she contributes to make the film better. Paul Bartel, Holly Woodlawn and the rest, do a fine job.

Tommy O'Haver made a charming movie about people that are so normal they could be straight for all we know.


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