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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

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

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Cast

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Billy Collier (as Sean P. Hayes)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ...
Fernando
Mr. Dan ...
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Chad Boardman ...
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Rodney Chester ...
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Georgiana
Les Borsay ...
Les
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Gabriel
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Holly
Niles Jenson ...
Diedre
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Mark Allen Anderson ...
Peter (as Mark Anderson)
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Donna
Richard Ganoung ...
Perry
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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,020,700 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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Richard 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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Level of wine in the bottle when Billy and Gabriel are on the beach. 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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A Tommy O'Haver trifle See more »

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References From Here to Eternity (1953) See more »

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This Is My Song
Written by Charles Chaplin
Performed by Petula Clark
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Journey to the Territory of Unrequited Affection
3 May 1999 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the very few movies I saw twice this year, and not just because newcomer Brad Rowe is so terribly easy on the eyes. Whether you're gay or straight (although, I suspect, particularly if you're a gay man), you're bound to see yourself on the screen more than once. Billy (Sean P. Hayes) rushes headlong to a place where we've all gone before, a place where angels fear to tread: the Territory of Unrequited Affection. We've all been there; we've all done it. The desire and need for emotional as well as physical intimacy is a great and terrible thing, and Billy's struggle is one we can identify with while still seeing the humor inherent in our own all-too-human endeavors. Bright, cheerful cinematography makes the most of the distinctly L.A. locations (West Hollywood, Catalina Island). Gentle, tender, funny, for the most part honest, and not a diatribe--which meant that I could recommend it to my straight friends, too.


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