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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right. Written by Anonymous

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The things we do for love and things we should have done, all come together on The Trip.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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The script was originally written as a short about an urban legend of two guys in Mexico trying to get across the border. Miles Swain went back and wrote out their backstory in script format to figure out who these characters were, and ended up with an entire screenplay. See more »

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When Alan's parents arrive, the peephole under the 5 on his front door disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Ballenger: What do you want?
Alan Oakley: I want to say I'm sorry.
Tommy Ballenger: Absolution granted, go with God. We're done.
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Written by Kenny O'Dell
Published by Warner House of Music
Performed by Charlie Rich
Courtesy of Epic Records/Sony Music
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I really wanted to like this movie.
25 May 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Given that ALL of the other reviews of this movie (114 of them!) have been positive, this review will probably be dismissed.

IMHO, this movie joins "Broadway Damage", "The Fluffer", "Latin Boys Go To Hell" and a few others in a growing list of independent gay movies that just went wrong. The story was contrived and at its worst had a plot twist right out of "Dynasty". Its recreation of the 70's and the sexual politics of time were pretty shallow. The two leads were cute as a button, but Larry Sullivan's acting was forced and not believable. And Alexis Arquette's character was downright embarrassing, setting back the cause of fair portrayal of gays in film at least 20 years. Lower production values can sometimes be forgiven in independent films (why do they seem to be the lowest in gay indie flicks?), but not when the rest of the film comes across so poorly. The script and dialogue caused quite a bit of unintended laughter at the screening I attended, and the intentionally comical scenes, a few involving Jill St. John, seemed tacked on for camp value and didn't fit in with the tone of the rest of the film.

I'm generally a fan of independent films, but I've been disappointed by far too many of the gay-themed ones, most of them for some reason made in the USA.


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