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The Mudge Boy (2003)

 -  Drama  -  2010 (Belgium)
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Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he ... See full summary »

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Duncan Mudge
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Perry Foley (as Thomas Guiry)
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Edgar Mudge
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Brent
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Travis
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Scotty
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Tonya
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April
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Lydia Mudge
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Emily Foley
Barbara Lloyd ...
Irene Blodgett
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Ray Blodgett
Hannah Franzoni ...
Tracey Foley
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Merrit Foley
Munson Hicks ...
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Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he associates with his late Ma. Macho mate Perry Foley, who has it physically even harder on his dad's farm, usually comforts Duncan and defends his 'wimpiness' to their cocky ruffian mates Travis, Scotty and Brent. But although clearly attracted to gentle gentile Ducan himself, the socially unacceptable suggestion of 'sissy' homosexuality makes Perry over-react and turn on his friend. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for strong sexual content including graphic dialogue, a rape, and language | See all certifications »

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$800,000 (estimated)
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Michael Burke developed the screenplay for the film at a Sundance Labs in 2000. Burke says of inspiration for the film: "Growing up in rural Vermont, I wanted to tell a story about a kid too sensitive for the harsh environment in which he was raised." See more »

Quotes

[after she refuses to sleep with him]
Perry Foley: You fucking bitch.
April: Fuck you.
[sees Duncan watching them]
April: Pervert.
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References The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964) See more »

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The Best Ever in its Genre
22 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best ever movie about a post-pubescent gay boy alone in his world and surrounded by straights, all of whom are older and non supportive. Not only is he without a mother, but also he has no buddy his age with whom to bond. He reaches out to a slightly older youth, but the age old conflict between straight and gay males arises, and it is dealt with by a writer-director who is able to touch a nerve and show an insight that no other film maker has ever done in this tense situation. There are no cheap shots. In deed, all are from the heart. The scenery, the filming, and the sets are gorgeous, and the acting is sterling to a man.


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