ONE OF THE MOST HONEST PORTRAYALS OF QUEER MEN OF COLOR
"PUNKS" is a great little flick done on a fairly shoestring budget. It's
not perfectly polished; it's not full of visual effects or innovative
tricks; but what it does have plenty of is Character! Character and
Charisma; enough to go around a few times!
These guys may not be to everyone's taste, but if you give them a chance,
you'll see yourself at some point in someone in this film, and that's what
movies are about, after all, right?! Seeing the truth of your own
Being gay in this society is tough; being gay and a person of color just
compounds every aspect of living freely and truly. "Punks" has truth from
start to finish, truth that affirms all of our lives and revels in our
uniqueness amongst one another. Even if you don't find it easy to relate
queer folks (or even L.A. folks; and that can be a challenge in itself!),
the time you invest in watching this film won't be spent in vain. You'll
come away with a better understanding of a wider circle of your fellow
beings. For that alone, "Punks" is well worth the time!
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