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Luster -- 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, he's in love with Sonny, a musician into S&M. 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?


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  (in credits order)
Justin Herwick ... Jackson
Shane Powers ... Sam
B. Wyatt ... Jed / Orgy Body (as b. Wyatt)

Pamela Gidley ... Alyssa
Susannah Melvoin ... Sandra

Jonah Blechman ... Billy

Sean Thibodeau ... Derek

Willie Garson ... Sonny Spike
Gabriel Dell Jr. ... Private Investigator (as Gabriel Dell jr.)

Henriette Mantel ... Sam's Mom

Norman Reedus ... Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
Chris Freeman ... Kurt Domain

JD Cullum ... Ned Smythe (as J.D. Cullum)
Brian Grillo ... Bartender

Michael McCraine ... Orgy Girl (as Mikee McCraine)

Beth Lapides ... Gallery Owner
BunBoy ... Herman / Orgy Body (as 'BunBoy!')

Stephen Berra ... Skaterboy (as Steve Berra)
Chad Kula ... Pressure Zone Photographer
Justin Bloomenthal ... Impressionable Customer
Tra-Mi Callahan ... No Life Content Customer

Patricia Scanlon ... Stoned Customer (as Patti Scanlon)
Shon Greenblatt ... Blowdogg
Peter Taylor ... Madonna Customer
Nick Hyman ... Bribed Customer
Nicole Dillenberg ... Pressure Zone Editor #1
Lesa Carlson ... Pressure Zone Editor #2 (as Lesa Carlson)
Tim Taylor ... Scooterboy
Adana Gardner ... Orgy Body
Mark Gardner ... Orgy Body

Directed by
Everett Lewis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dennis Cooper  poetry
Everett Lewis  writer

Produced by
Garret Scullin .... associate producer
Robert Shulevitz .... producer
Original Music by
Michael Leon 
Cinematography by
Humberto De Luna (photography) (as Humberto DeLuna)
Film Editing by
Everett Lewis 
Casting by
Nicole Arbusto 
Joy Dickson 
Art Direction by
Alex Brewer-Disarufino  (as Alex Brewer Disarufino)
Costume Design by
Mimi Maxmen  (as Mimi Maxman)
Makeup Department
Laurie Depp .... soul make up artist
Production Management
Garret Scullin .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Travis Hulsey .... prop graphic designer
Everett Lewis .... painting: 'Falling Man'
Sound Department
Richard W. Evans .... sound design: Best Little Post House in Hollywood (as Richard Evans)
Russ McCall .... dialogue editor: Best Little Post House in Hollywood
Erica Santamaria .... sound recordist (as Erica Santa Maria)
Richard W. Evans .... sound editor: Best Little Post House in Hollywood (uncredited)
Richard W. Evans .... sound re-recording mixer: Best Little Post House in Hollywood (uncredited)
Paul Holzborn .... foley artist (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Anderson .... camera assistant
Justin Bloomenthal .... electrician
Justin Bloomenthal .... grip
Michael Correa .... camera assistant
Steve Frye .... electrician
Steve Frye .... grip
Amy C. Halpern .... photography: second unit (as Amy Halpern)
Chad Kula .... photographer: opening titles
Chad Kula .... still photographer
Lou LaProcido .... electrician (as Lou Laprocido)
Lou LaProcido .... grip (as Lou Laprocido)
Peter Michel .... electrician
Peter Michel .... grip
Cricket Peters .... camera assistant
Chris Quimby .... electrician
Chris Quimby .... grip
Editorial Department
Garret Scullin .... assistant editor
Music Department
Chuck Arnold .... music consultant
Chris Freeman .... music consultant
Mark Kreistl .... music supervisor
Garret Scullin .... music supervisor
Peter Taylor .... music consultant
Other crew
Kate Amend .... flatbed rental
Steve Hall .... production coordinator
Everett Lewis .... artist: 'Falling Man' painting
Kate Amend .... thanks
Chuck Arnold .... thanks
Laurence Austin .... dedicatee: 1927-1997
Bob Bassett .... thanks
Mark Buers .... thanks
Rebecca Chiao .... thanks
Dennis Cooper .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Pansy Division .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Adana Gardner .... thanks
Terry S. House .... thanks: City of West Hollywood (as Terry House)
Chad Kula .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Edward Laroche .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's (as Ed Laroche)
Everett Lewis .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Carol McNally .... special thanks: The 9000 Sunset Building
Gardner Monks .... thanks
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Susan Phelan .... special thanks: The 9000 Sunset Building
Lucas Reiner .... thanks
The Shulevitz Family .... thanks
Henry Shulevitz .... thanks
Nick Shulevitz .... thanks
Helena Sopwith .... thanks
Rebecca Tuynman .... special thanks & inspiration: Garret's
Maud Winchester .... thanks

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Also Known As:
"Muse" - USA (alternative title)
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92 min
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hit the marker many gay based films miss, 11 January 2007
Author: armourofwings from United States

Luster is more a movie about a guy who happens to be gay ,not a GAY movie. Jackson is an amazing character for this film because like this film although he is strange he is believable and thats how the whole film is dramatic enough to be a movie but not so much that you find no common ground. The relationship between characters is amazing and As a gay guy i can honestly admit i have "fallen in love" a million times before learning the person's last name like how Jackson is crazy over billy who he knows nothing about. That impulse for a connection is totally believable and the film makes you look at the characters and go i have a friend like that or more importantly "i am like that"

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