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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:
Billy Collier
Richard Ganoung ...
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ...
Rex Webster
Gundy (as Carmine D. Giovinazzo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Allen Anderson ...
Bonnie Biehl ...
Connie Rogers
Chad Boardman ...
Drag Chorus
Les Borsay ...
Robbie Cain ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy's Hollywood  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$2,020,700 (USA) (18 September 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


Gundy: [playing the guitar and singing] Life's been so empty without one like you. You're gay friend caused some friction, but you don't condem my drug addiction. I want to eat you, I want to taste you, I want to swallow you. She calls herself Georgina.
Georgiana: Georgiana.
Gundy: [cont. singing] Oh I need her, oh I do. She calls herself Georgina.
Georgiana: Georgiana, with an 'A'.
Gundy: [cont. singing] I need her, I do. I wish I would have met you just a week ago because I smoked something and what it was I just don't know. And now I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

Faerie godmother - joan moseley See more »


References Cabaret (1972) See more »


Cuban Love Song
Written by Jimmy McHugh, Herbert Stothart, Dorothy Fields
Performed by Xavier Cugat
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Lightweight, but charming
10 August 1998 | by (Minneapolis) – See all my reviews

Considered in the context of an initial effort by a young director, I thought this was a very nice film. As a gay man, I found the characters all very believable and recognizable, and the protagonist Billy utterly charming. All in all, skillful, original and sweet. Don't go in expecting a deep cinematic experience, but accept it for what it is and I don't think you will be disappointed. However, those who are not gay or who cannot empathize with the gay experience, will probably not be moved, notwithstanding the director's attempt to show the universal character of human love and experience.

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