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Fixing Frank (2002)

TV-MA | | Drama | 3 August 2002 (USA)
Gay journalist, Frank Johnston sets out to write an expose on Dr. Apsey, a therapist who claims to convert gays to straight. Enlisted by his psychotherapist boyfriend, Jonathan, Frank finds... See full summary »

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Dr. Arthur Apsey
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Frank Johnston
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Dr. Jonathan Baldwin
Andrew Gitzy ...
Shop Clerk
Claudia Schneider ...
Shop Patron
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Doorman
Ken Hanes ...
Market Clerk
Adam Hunt ...
Market Patron
Arlynn Wilson ...
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Amy Kiehl ...
Frank's Mother
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Frank's Father
Shannon Carson ...
Laundry Patron
Tom Vitale ...
Gym Patron (as Thomas Vitale)
Suzanne Gilad ...
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Gay journalist, Frank Johnston sets out to write an expose on Dr. Apsey, a therapist who claims to convert gays to straight. Enlisted by his psychotherapist boyfriend, Jonathan, Frank finds that Apsey may not necessarily be a quack, after all. The reason for Frank's seeing Apsey becomes blurred is it for the article or for personal reasons? As Frank falls under Apsey's spell, his relationship with Jonathan deteriorates, and a fierce psychological tug of war erupts between the two persuasive doctors over the heart of mind of Frank. Frank must make decisions that eventually explode the lives of all of them. Written by Anonymous

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The mailbox next to Frank's bears the name "Vito Russo". Vito Russo was a film scholar and historian who wrote 'The Celluloid Closet', a study of homosexuality in film that was adapted into a documentary film of the same name. See more »

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Amazing script
9 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite indie and gay-themed movies. Do not get turned off of watching due to the low quality of photography; for the acting and especially the script, it is worth of several viewings.

As the description of the movie says, it's about a gay journalist trying to expose a supposed conversion therapist. The beauty of this movie it's in its cleverness. It makes all the characters human, with their positive and negative traits and it doesn't judge. Despite the controversial topic, it manages to stay objective and present pro and con arguments instead of running into childish scapegoating. It's smart and it makes you think about life decisions. The main part of the movie are dialogues and the actors deliver them perfectly. I've seen it several times and I still find new depths in the story.


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