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House of Boys (2009)

Unrated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 29 July 2011 (USA)
Two young soul mates find each other while working at an all-male performance club/brothel. Eventually, one contracts AIDS.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loïc Peckels ...
Young Jake
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Frank
Harry Ferrier ...
Karl
Michael N. Kuehl ...
Christopher
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Rita
Sascha Ley ...
Frank's Mother
Chris McHallem ...
Frank's Father
Natalie Slevin ...
Amanda
Kelly Jake ...
Boyd (as Jack Kelly)
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Jake
Emma Griffiths Malin ...
Carol (as Emma Griffiths-Malin)
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Young Hippy Boy (as Elias Comfort)
Roya Zargar ...
Young Hippy Girl (as Roja Zargar)
Marco Wirges ...
Bouncer 1
David Imper ...
Bouncer 2
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Storyline

A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984, through an exciting world of sex and music, where his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage facing a new disease - the "gay cancer" - and becomes deep, true love in the expectancy of his friend's horrible death and beyond. Written by Jean-Claude Schlim & Christian Thiry

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Make Love Your Goal

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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29 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dom chlopców  »

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Trivia

American author Laura Albert penned a draft of the screenplay in 2005. See more »

Quotes

Emma: Now, stick it in.
Frank: How?
Emma: Just, uh, with your hands. Go on.
Frank: With my hands?
Emma: Shove it in. Yeah.
Frank: Oh... god.
Emma: That's it. Go a little easy. Go on. More. Deeper!
Frank: [laughing] Up the butt.
[doorbell rings]
Emma: Jakey?
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Crazy Credits

Every year, approximately 2.5 million new HIV infections are registered.

The fight against AIDS is far from being over. See more »

Connections

References Pac-Man (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Wake Up
Composed by Laurent Garnier, Performed by Laurent Garnier
© Basic Groove
© Wagram Music (Original Master Recording owner)
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powerful drama revolving around very lovable characters
6 April 2011 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

"House of Boys" was the peak of the London Lesbian Gay Film Festival in April 2011. "House of Boys" stood in contrast to the usual assortment of dry documentaries and silly fluff films. I lost count of how many of the characters seem like real people -- stereotypes or not -- i know and love. It was like being with friends. So much so, that when drama ensues, you want to be there for your friends. I can't remember the last time i saw actors get into their parts so well. I won't give away any plot here: for this film, more than any other, please avoid reviews and trailers that give away plot. Let it develop for you after you get to know these boys, exactly the way Jean-Claude Schlim intends it. Btw, after reading the script, several of actors begged for a part, any part, in this particular film. When you see it, you will know why.


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