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The Trip (2002)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  5 May 2002 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 »

Goofs

In the park jogging scene set in 1977 Beverly is running in spandex and leggings. Leggings were not popularized and mainstreamed until Flash Dance created the trend in the early 1980s. See more »

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Tommy Ballenger: Did you take the little bus to school?
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Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

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Ain't Nobody Straight in L.A.
Written by Warren Moore / William Griffin
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Performed by The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records/Universal Music
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Interesting Period Piece
27 January 2004 | by (San Antonio, TX (USA)) – See all my reviews

This movie presents the zeitgeist of gay history post-Hippie through the early-AIDS era. It pans this period in a Forrest Gump-esque fashion: intermixing the romantic plot between the main characters with brief moments from the national plight of gays & lesbians (like the Anita Bryant crusade, Harvey Milk's assassination, losing loved ones to AIDS). As a GenX'er I found this to help personalize something which I have only read about in GLBT history classes. I'm sure it will be "the trip" down memory lane for those guys 40-something and older. Brilliantly written script, excellent acting. If you're looking for a good snuggle movie to watch with your next boy friend, partner, trick, whomever -- this is a must see.


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