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Latter Days (2003)

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

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Storyline

Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian's friends make a bet that he can't get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron's burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other. Written by Will

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Aaron prays. Christian plays... Opposites attract.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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1 July 2004 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

A Tentação de Aaron  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$33,956 (USA) (6 February 2004)

Gross:

$819,939 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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Trivia

At the beginning of the film, Julie (Rebekah Jordan) suggests to Christian (Wes Ramsey) that they go to Funny Boy after work for karaoke and margaritas. Funny Boy Films is the production company that produced Latter Days. See more »

Goofs

Aaron is depicted being exposed to electroshock treatments while staying at a mental institution. These are activities which the Mormon Church may have approved of several decades ago, but not when this film was made. By the 1990s, an organization called "Evergreen" had become the unofficial organization run by Mormon psychotherapists that the church would still be using today, and they would not tolerate or recommend such treatment. Aaron would most likely be sent to therapy with one of these therapists in an effort to change his sexual preference. See more »

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[first lines]
Elder Aaron Davis: When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.
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Crazy Credits

A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »

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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Younger Than You Are
Written by C. Jay Cox and Eric Allaman
Published by Potemkin Publishing
Produced by Eric Allaman
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User Reviews

A beautiful, sensitive, and insightful film
11 December 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The comments from anti-gay, Bush styled-judgemental "religiousity" bigots are so annoying. I hope these people never know the sting of prejudice and

descrimination, but will learn some REAL religion which teaches tolerance and love and understanding. C J Cox understands the real meaning of these issues, and shows a firm grasp

of the concept of humanity, and love. This is a finely crafted, humorous, and exciting take on what it means to be gay and to learn the meaning of love; in it's most broadest meaning, is an extremely moving, emotional journey. This film

has lots to say; "and it's beautiful, and it's good."


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