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Wes, a socially awkward teen, is on an imaginative journey of sexual discovery. He forms an unlikely (and not entirely healthy) friendship with Dusty... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Rusty Kelley ... Wes
Gary Chason ... Dusty

Viviane Vives ... Lorna
Cory Criswell ... Dad

John Erler ... Nick
Isabel Martin ... Checkout Girl

Brian McGuire ... Checkout Boy

Elle Klein ... Bank Teller
Alex Holdridge ... Hotel Waiter

David Zellner ... Phone Man #1 (voice)
Patrick Million ... Phone Man #2 (voice)

Kent Adamson ... Phone Man #3 (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Karen Skloss ... Nick's Wife

Directed by
Bryan Poyser 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bryan Poyser 

Produced by
Carla Campbell .... line producer
Russell Kane .... associate producer
T.E. Kolenda .... associate producer
Duncan Montgomery .... associate producer
Ken Murphy .... executive producer
Jacob Vaughan .... producer
Viviane Vives .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jeff McLaughlin 
Cinematography by
Jacob Vaughan 
Film Editing by
Jacob Vaughan 
Production Design by
Leslie Milligan 
Production Management
Alka Bhanot .... post-production manager
Sound Department
Tom Hammond .... sound re-recording mixer
Justin Hennard .... sound editor
Martin McCreadie .... sound recordist
Tim Young .... sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Suzy Philley .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Kyle Henry .... additional editor
Other crew
Duncan Montgomery .... legal representation
Alfred Cervantes .... special thanks

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USA:85 min
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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An Excellent Film..., 19 March 2004
Author: Astraether from Colorado, United States

...and I'm not just saying that because I'm the writer/director's sister. Given the subject matter, I was actually pretty nervous about seeing the movie for the first time; it's about a 17-year-old boy who's interested in writing about porn. I didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be both a relief, and yet more intense than I had anticipated.

Wes (Rusty Kelley) is living with his divorced Dad (Cory Criswell) and working as a bag-boy at a local grocery store. He's a bit of a loner, and his main activities are listening to phone calls on a police scanner, and griping about still being a virgin in letters to a friend. He eventually meets up with an older man, Dusty (Gary Chason), who, he discovers, makes his living by writing fake letters for an adult magazine.

Like any hormone-driven teenager, Wes' interest is piqued, and he and Dusty form a strange mentor-like friendship, based on porn. When Wes tells Dusty about the police scanner and the obscene phone calls he's been overhearing on it, Dusty is determined to find out who's making them. And so into the picture comes Lorna, the apartment manager, whose assertive sexuality adds a new dimension to the relationship developing between the three.

While the fact that the movie is about porn -- and its dark humor -- have both been draws for audiences, it never takes the easy way out with cheap laughs or convenient answers. The film doesn't preach its own morality. Viewers can read into it what they will -- find their own lessons or message, without having it painted out for them.

Definitely keep an eye out for this film. I'm sure you'll be seeing more from the team who made it.

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