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Punks (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  25 January 2000 (USA)
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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, and for language
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$14,250 (USA) (2 November 2001)

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$147,593 (USA) (7 December 2001)
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same plot, different faces
11 November 2001 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

As a black gay man, I was really looking forward to this movie. I saw it last year at the Gay/Lesbian Film Festival. Most of the cast and crew of the film were there telling us how "we've never seen a film like this before". I beg to differ. It was just like every white-boy gay romantic comedy I've ever seen, only in blackface. A colorful trio of pals lusting after a macho hunk that may or may not be gay. Now that's original. And am I the only gay man who doesn't have a friend who's lip-syncing drag queen? I must be by what I see in gay-indi flicks. I also think this film tries too hard to appeal to a wide audience. None of the characters seem to have any one preference for the race of the person they date. Even though I wish more gay men were that way, I find it very unrealistic to black gay life. Obviously a marketing decision, so the film wouldn't be seen as "too black". Although a disappointment, I hope this film makes money so it will open the door to more (better) black gay flicks


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