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When Scott first walks into the room and Emily (Sara Gilbert) tells him she will be right out, Little House on the Prairie (1974) is on the TV, featuring Gilbert's sister, 'Melissa Gilbert', as Laura Ingalls. See more »

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Great short
2 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A father buys his teenage son Scott (Erik MacArthur) an hour with prostitute Evelyn (Sara Gilbert) for $30.00. Evelyn pretty much figures out he's gay immediately and they just talk. That's about it really.

This is well-made short with very realistic dialogue and two great performances by Gilbert and MacArthur. Also there's an opening and closing sequence at a beach which pretty much tells you what happens. Touching, moving and just great. A very quiet and interesting coming pf of age and coming out story. A 10 all the way. This is included in one of the DVD "Boys Shorts" collections (sorry, I don't know which one). Also written and directed by openly gay Christopher Landon--son of the late Michael Landon. I think his father would be proud.


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