Dorian Blues (2004)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  28 September 2006 (Germany)
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High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorian Lagatos
Nicky Lagatos
Steve Fletcher ...
Tom Lagatos (as Steven Charles Fletcher)
Maria Lagatos
Ryan Kelly Berkowitz ...
Tiffany (as Ryan Kelly Berkowitz) (as Ryan K. Berkowitz)
Chris Dallman ...
Social Worker
Cody Nickell ...
Jack Abele ...
Ben's Father
Richard Burke ...
Sian Heder ...
Carl Dana ...
Portia Kamons ...
Party Matchmaker


Coming-of-age. A small-town young man realizes why he's such a misfit - he's gay! Adolescence is proving a pain for the always-thinking Dorian. He's an outcast and the butt of classmates' fag jokes at high school. He's different and understands why when he reaches the conclusion that he's a "stereotypical gay." He soon announces this discovery to his homophobic, Nixon-loving dad. As Dad throws him out of the house, Dorian's off to NYU to encounter a new world of coffee houses, sophisticates and handsome men. Written by Anonymous

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A witty and lively tragedy. See more »


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

28 September 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Dorian Blues - Eine witzig-spritzige Tragödie  »

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Box Office


$185,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,605 (USA) (23 September 2005)


$71,469 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Wardrobe Designer Agnes Elizabeth Kapusta is credited in two different ways, as Agnes Elizabeth Kapusta in the opening credits, and as Agnes E. Kapusta in the closing credits. See more »


Therapist Dr. Michener: Relax. We'll do our best.
Dorian Lagatos: Oh, there's a great doctor line, "Relax, we'll do our best," usually followed by, "Sorry, we did all we could."
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Arranged by Carla Lother
Performed by Carla Lother, Dan Rosengard & Ensemble
Courtesy of Museum Music
By Arrangement with Vault Music Services
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5 February 2007 | by (Boston,MA,USA) – See all my reviews

OK. It's a small indy film with small indy production values. However, it is cleverly written and quite funny. I laughed through most of it. I will admit that the story line mirrors my own adolescence (20 years earlier than the time in the movie). So, I am prejudiced. Michael McMillian, brilliantly playing the intelligent gay boy who confronts the straight patriarchy with searing wit and flat affect, is simply spot on. His delivery is flawless. Steve Fletcher does a great job as the overbearing father who dotes on the jock of the family and tries to run down Dorian. The dynamic between these two characters is very well done. The characters are fairly well developed. The mother is a bit dimensionless, but maybe that was accurate too. Frankly, in its league of smaller gay films, this one really stands out.

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