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After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Joe Lia ... India

Allan Louis ... Destiny

Lance Lee Davis ... Spencer

Adam Larson ... Guy
Joshua Paul ... Quentin (as Josh Paul)

Art Roberts ... Pornographer (as Arthur Roberts)

Minerva Vier ... Lester

Vince Parenti ... Officer Vic Damone

Bryan Fox ... Deryl (as Brian Endress-Fox)

Justin Meloni ... Ari
Thomas Magazeno ... Stan
Tara Nova ... Matinee

Directed by
Everett Lewis 
Joe Lia (segment director) (uncredited)
 
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Everett Lewis 

Produced by
Tom Abell .... executive producer
Kahloon Loke .... executive producer
Christian Martin .... producer
Garret Scullin .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
William V. Malpede 
 
Cinematography by
Gavin Kelly 
 
Film Editing by
Everett Lewis 
 
Costume Design by
Allan Louis (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Scott Westley .... foley artist
Scott Westley .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Catalina Ausin .... grip
Eduardo Barraza .... first assistant camera
Andrew Burnop .... assistant camera
Matt McUsic .... gaffer
 
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Garret Scullin .... music supervisor
 

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Destiny:Child, I feel just like Mrs. Brady. So white. So suburban. I'm gonna have to get me a pert blonde wig, honey. 'Cause I just feel pert. Pert, pert, pert.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A promising premise failed., 11 July 2007
Author: construct from Fort Worth, Texas

"FAQs" has a daring concept, but it is almost irretrievably lost by its amateurish execution. The film is about the construction of a family of throw-away teens rescued and mentored by a flamboyant drag queen/pornographer named Destiny (Allan Lewis). It boldly portrays the grittiness one would imagine such a situation would entail. The characters' resentment of their past abuses is palpable in every scene, and the film never compromises its heroes or its message. It's not a wimpy film.

The major strength of the film is Lewis's deft performance as Destiny. His portrayal brings out both Destiny's power and her vulnerability. The viewer can sympathize with her while disagreeing with some of her judgments and admire her without adopting her attitudes wholesale.

The other outstanding element of the film was the music. It supported the action of the film beautifully without intruding and calling attention to itself.

Virtually everything else about the film was lacking. The dialog was uneven, sententious, and often artificial. The pace was ponderous, all the more so because of the long, dead silence between many of the lines. I suspect some of these silences could have been corrected by editing, but in many of the running takes, the actors simply didn't pick up their lines. Apart from Lewis, the actors were uneven at best in their performances.

Finally, the film looks awful and sounds worse. I finally gave up trying to find an appropriate volume and turned on the subtitles.

If one is looking for an angry gay film well-made on a low budget, one might settle on "The Living End." Because "FAQs" has a more promising premise, I couldn't abandon it. I really wanted to like it, but ultimately it was a huge disappointment.

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