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Showboy (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 June 2002 (USA)
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Fired from a TV show, a writer looks into becoming a chorus boy while a documentary crew follows his efforts.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Christian Taylor - Writer
Lindy Heymann ...
Lindy Heymann - Director
Joe Daley ...
Joe Daley - Christian's Roommate
Erich Miller ...
Erich Miller
Jason Buchtel ...
Jason Buchtel - Local Producer
Read Scot ...
Read Scot - Talent Agent
Minnie Madden ...
Minnie Madden - Callback Casting Magazine / Cocktails Strip Audtion Judge
Aaron Porter ...
Aaron Porter - Dancer
Bruce Merrin ...
Bruce Merrin - Manager / Publicist
Elise Vallee ...
Elise Vallee - Ballet Teacher
Blair Farrington ...
Blair Farrington - Vegas Show Producer
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Adrian Armas - Model / Dancer
Gary Campbell ...
Host, Backstage Live
Connie Ross ...
Host, Backstage Live
Joe Cervantes ...
Cocktails Stripper
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Storyline

Christian Taylor, a writer on the hit TV series Six Feet Under (2001), is being profiled by a British documentary crew when he's fired, although he doesn't know the doc crew overheard the firing. They follow him around Las Vegas, where Six Feet Under was filming on location, and where he is now ostensibly doing "research" for a script he claims to be writing, but is actually pursuing a dream to become a dancer in a Vegas show. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com> / edits by TrivWhiz

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22 June 2002 (USA)  »

Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,597 (USA) (9 April 2004)

Gross:

$6,597 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Elise Vallee is credited twice on screen, first as "Elise Vallee - Ballet Teacher" and second as "Ballet Instructor". See more »

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Stan Marian is credited twice, in the same list of actors, as a "Cocktails Stripper". See more »

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Features Backstage Live (2001) See more »

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Seventh Movement (From the Opera Faust)
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courtesy of Southern Library of Recorded Music
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Let it wash over you--enjoy the fun!
28 August 2002 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Fiction? "Faction?" A "Mockumentary?" Whatever you call it, Showboy is good fun. A showing at the 15th annual Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival filled the house, and elicited howls of laughter and cheers of appreciation. The film works best if you just go with it--don't think too much about it, suspend disbelief and let the characters get under your skin, as they will. Think "Blair Witch Project" pseudo-reality meets the antic desperation of "Living In Oblivion." Sort of.

Christian Taylor is wonderful, and his dance lesson with Adrian Armas truly smolders. It is easy to get caught up in the fun, and the trials and tribulations of a nice guy currently down on his luck. Well produced, nicely shot and featuring a look behind the scenes in Las Vegas and the movie and television industry, Showboy is not what you might expect--a pleasant surprise.


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