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Luster (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  17 March 2002 (USA)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Herwick ...
Jackson
Shane Powers ...
Sam
B. Wyatt ...
Jed / Orgy Body (as b. Wyatt)
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Alyssa
Susannah Melvoin ...
Sandra
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Billy
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Derek
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Sonny Spike
Gabriel Dell Jr. ...
Private Investigator (as Gabriel Dell jr.)
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Sam's Mom
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Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
Chris Freeman ...
Kurt Domain
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Ned Smythe (as J.D. Cullum)
Brian Grillo ...
Bartender
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Orgy Girl (as Mikee McCraine)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA comedy. He's got a crush on the sexy young blonde, Billy, who he met at an orgy the other night. But Billy's not into him ^Ö he's in love with Sonny, a musician into SM. And although Billy doesn't want Jackson, two other guys do: Derek, a clean-cut record store customer, and Sam, the straight record store owner. Into this mix is thrown Jed, Jackson's hunky cousin, which leads Jackson to seriously contemplate the technicalities of incest. Before he can do anything about it, though, Jed is seduced by Jackson's lesbian artist friend. What's a boy to do? Written by Anonymous

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Burger & Fries [your not alive]
Performed by Texas Terri (as Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones)
Written by Don Cilurso, Texas Terri (as Texas Terri Laird)
Published by Word Dirt Music [BMI]
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good flick
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film had the edginess and campiness of a Greg Araki film, with some moments cinematography and character development reminiscent of Gus Van Sant. The characters were sexy, quirky and fun to watch. The story was engaging. The production quality (lighting and sound) was lacking a bit, but not too bad. Hopefully we will see more of Justin Herwick, who played the lead role. He reminded me of River Phoneix. Supporting actor Jonah Blechman (who played Billy) was adorable and his character added some punch to the film. Those who like a mix of raunchiness and reality with the esoteric and attempts to "be deep" will enjoy the film. I definitely did.


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