Brady (Sean Hoagland), who will shortly be going away to college, is a shy, introspective 18 year old, who moves to the coastal seaside town of Rock Haven with his overprotective, widowed ... See full summary »
Laura Jane Coles
17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose... See full summary »
Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Both of them will have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while knowing each other.
After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
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J. Andrew Keitch,
Sarah Smith, an artist and government hydrologist, sets out on a post-fire stream survey in a remote part of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwestern Oregon. In the course of her journey ... See full summary »
Jason Butler Harner,
Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
A "coming out" story that avoids all the tired cliches and stays committed to telling the stories of these characters, "East Side Story" examines bias of all kinds and features stirring performances by incredibly attractive actors.
Harry is a 23-year-old former boy band idol who is watching his younger brother Max, 16, follow in his footsteps. Harry has detoured on his way to a Japanese concert tour to escort Max on a long-promised camping adventure. Their trip begins on a note of camaraderie but quickly turns serious as old wounds resurface, forcing them to come to terms with their dysfunctional past--Harry's drinking problems, his disconnection from the family, and, most of all, his relationship with Max and the emotional dependency that keeps them from moving into adulthood. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Max is a gay 16-year old teen idol with long blond hair and an androgynous look, a "hottie that shoots like a fire hose" according to his brother. We learn that not only has he seduced his brother, but also the ex-wife of his brother, his 40-years old yoga teacher, and "various friends". His brother Harry is a 23-years old rock star in a boy band with a girlfriend and an alcohol addiction, and confused feelings about his younger brother.
Harry knows that what they do is wrong and tries to keep his younger brother at bay, but ultimately cannot help himself. He breaks up with his girlfriend and goes for a relationship with Max. A little too late, because by that time Max has come to realize that Harry is not right for him and decides to go his own way, with an overheard conversation as the catalyst. The incest was made possible by the personalities of the two brothers, formed by being celebrities at such a young age, but it's those same personalities that inevitably lead to the ending of the sexual relationship. The tag line "brothers like no others" was aptly chosen.
An excellent movie with great acting by Cole Williams (Max) and Bryce Johnson (Harry), a thoughtful, sensitive, and layered script with a European feel, and a fitting soundtrack. It's a pity the incest motif will be like a red flag to many people, blinding them to the quality of this movie.
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