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A Four Letter Word (2007)

Unrated  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  28 March 2008 (USA)
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Hook up artist Luke surprises himself when he considers becoming monogamous after meeting and dating smug and handsome Stephen, but Stephen might not be all that he seems, will Luke be disappointed?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Archer ...
Luke
Paul Haje ...
Bouncer at Bar
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Stephen
Cory W. Grant ...
Zeke (as Cory Grant)
Steven M. Goldsmith ...
Peter (as Steven Goldsmith)
J.R. Rolley ...
Derek
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Marilyn
Jeremy Gender ...
Mace
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Trisha
Aaron Star ...
Yoga Instuctor
Jonathan Baird ...
Disgruntled Customer (as Jonathan P. Baird)
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Long John (as Max Rishoj)
John Kaisner ...
Bart
William Hernandez ...
Silvio
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Audrey
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Six people in New York are adrift. Zeke and Luke work in a sex shop: Zeke takes gay liberation seriously, Luke likes to sparkle and takes nothing seriously. He's offended when Stephen calls him a gay cliché, then, surprisingly, they find each other attractive and interesting. Stephen, it turns out, has a great apartment, trust fund, and artwork he's painted on his walls. Meanwhile, Peter, a neat-freak, and Derek, nice to everyone, move in together. Peter's compulsiveness threatens the relationship. Last, newly-engaged Marilyn, a recovering alcoholic stuck at step 2, can't stop obsessing about wedding details. Can these folks sort out civilization and its discontents? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Four Letter Word  »

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$125,000 (estimated)

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$12,101 (USA) (28 March 2008)

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$72,348 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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A gay cliché
27 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Many four letter words define A Four Letter Word which rains from life and love to an old English expletive. This film is a romantic comedy about the young gay world early 21st century New York. The film mostly centers two vastly different gay men Jesse Archer and Cory Grant who has a great name for the cinema.

Both work at a sex shop and between dispensing dildos and candy flavored negligees talk a lot about how they see the world. Archer takes life as it comes it's the sex store by day and the man hunt by night. Grant is all absorbed into the state of gay life and the many issues to be resolved. Cory has little time for a love life and Jesse has time for nothing else but sex.

Things might be changing when Archer falls for Charlie David who goes to school, but doubles as an escort. But folks in that line of work lie a lot and it becomes second nature after a while, maybe even first nature. Or he could be just a pathological liar. I knew one like that myself many years ago. I can sympathize with Archer you never know when you're being conned.

Secondary plots revolve around another couple J.R. Rolley and Steven M. Goldsmith who are having their crises. Goldsmith is a compulsive control freak and Rolley sort of lets everything slide until the big blow up. There's also Virginia Bryan a straight friend who is having wedding jitters and then gets kissed by a girl - friend and then starts questioning her own sexuality and should make the girl, a girlfriend.

Still it's the primary triangle that drives the film. Archer needs to take life a little more seriously and Grant needs to take himself a little less seriously.

A Four Lettered Word is a nice view of New York City young urban gay life circa 2007. You'll recognize many character in your own lives seeing this film.


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