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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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Storyline

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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Also Known As:

Four Letter Word  »

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Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$72,348 (USA) (27 June 2008)
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Several times during the film, Luke, portrayed by Jesse Archer says "If you're not sparkling, then what are you doing?", the first time in response to a comment from Stephen (Charlie David) about Luke wearing body glitter, and other times for other reasons. "If you're not sparkling, what are you doing?" is Jesse Archer's mantra or motto, as seen on his personal website (www.jesseonthebrink.com). See more »

Quotes

Trisha: In love with you? Oh, Marilyn, I just wanted to bump your doughnut.
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References The Fluffer (2001) See more »

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Constance
Music & Lyrics by Abigail Payne
Performed by The Abigail Payne Band
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Not great but fun
18 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Film about flamboyantly gay Luke (Jesse Archer) who sleeps around every chance he gets and doesn't believe in love. Then he meets Stephen (impossibly handsome Charlie David) and falls for him. But can he stop sleeping around and have a monogamous relationship? And is Stephen really as good as he seems? Various other subplots deal with a black/white gay couple, a woman going crazy over her impending marriage and a gay man searching for a direction in life.

This film knows it's audience--within the first 10 minutes there are about 5 full frontal nude men shown. (I'm saying that as a good thing). Plotwise I hated it at first--Luke was obnoxious, VERY effeminate and just annoying. However this is needed to see how he changes later on. The movie is colorful and well-made on a very low budget. There are some bad puns, groan worthy lines and truly terrible acting but, all in all, it was a fun and amusing gay comedy. Also it was fairly truthful on showing gay life realistically and it's refreshing to see a black/white gay couple. In acting terms Archer and David are very good and all the guys are handsome and in good shape. Worth seeing.


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