An excellent film, for its time, about a man coming to terms with his sexual orientation.
Filmed in 1970 from Richard AMORY's 1966 pulp novel of the same title, it is the story of a young man searching for love and happiness in the American West of the 1870's, coming to accept his homosexuality and through that self-acceptance becoming the man he was born to be.
Thirty years on it is painfully obvious that the Native Americans are played by European-Americans with bad make-up and for the more mature actors, gym-buffed bodies. The scenery is real, however, and the acting, if not up to "A" standards is no worse than the acting in most "B" pictures. However, whatever its faults, this film tells it's story with an honesty not found in American films until the late 1980's. I strongly recommend it for students of Gay Studies.
There is full-frontal male nudity and the film is erotic. It is not, however, pornographic. (It does not have an all-male cast.) While not rated by the MPAA, I would give it an "R".
Released in VHS in 1994 by Something Weird Video, it is available in both colour and black and white. If you are buying, insist on the colour version.
Early in the summer of 2000 this film was not in the IMDb to-day it is listed with only a director's credit. A "people" search for the actors credited on the box comes-up with only one name match, Jon EVANS. If he is the same man, I do not yet know.
19 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?