What happens when two profoundly lonely men who are strangers, one older and gay, and the second younger and questioning, take one last chance at making a sincere human connection? Based on true events in the life of the writer/director.

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Vicki Gorman ...
Dafna (as Vicky Gorman)
Reed Apaghian ...
Reed (as Reed Apagian)
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Reed Apagian
Stephen Condon
Josh Curdts
David Duzenski
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The story of what transpires one night when Mike, a middle-aged man who is desperate for companionship, makes the impulsive decision to give "the bars" one last try. "Touched" is a quiet, spiritual tale of loneliness, desperation and connection as two lives collide and are changed forever. Based on a true story. Written by Anonymous

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A true story based upon events which happened in the lives of writer/director Mike Lemon and his best friend, Dafna Yachin, who is also the first assistant director of this film. See more »

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Edited into Men's Mix 1: Gay Shorts Collection (2004) See more »

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MY BODY WANTS TO LIVE
Performed by Bolden Abrams, Jr.
Written by Bolden Abrams, Jr & Regine Urbach
Produced by Bolden Abrams, Jr.
for Coffee and Cream Productions ©2003
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Coffee and Cream Music (ASCAP)
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Love - real love - between kindred spirits - heart-breaking and moving
8 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What an amazing film.

Two lonely lives touching each other and changing each other in a single encounter.

The low key direction and script by Mike Lemon are masterly. Bob Bowersox is soothingly gentle and focused throughout, even during David Duzenski's tirade. Duzenski is not only physically angelic but incredibly talented, totally believable in both his soft persona and his angry, tortured, guilt-ridden outburst.

Heart-breaking and unforgettable. Why isn't it on DVD? It's on Youtube, placed by someone from Poland, so I imagine it's available in Europe. Someone who puts together gay short film compilations should get their hands on this gem!


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