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A Lower Power (2009)

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Thibodeaux, a young gay San Franciscan, yearns to reject his parents' hedonistic ways. But when his emerging sexual desires repeatedly get the better of him, he conjures up twisted, ... See full summary »

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Mathew Lotto ...
Thibodeaux
William McMichael ...
Todd (as J. William McMichael)
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Emmy
Rafe Morgan Kossak ...
Steve
Adrian Anchondo ...
Mas
Donald Joseph ...
Hank
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Stormy
Adrian Emmanuel ...
Cortez
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Gary
Ramona Schwarz ...
Donna
Tim Bland ...
Deputy
Dave Amiott ...
Rejected Guy
Guinevere Jo ...
I Never Woman
Otto O'Connor ...
Book Fan
Nick Leonard ...
Heckler No. 1
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Thibodeaux, a young gay San Franciscan, yearns to reject his parents' hedonistic ways. But when his emerging sexual desires repeatedly get the better of him, he conjures up twisted, self-repressive rationalizations that threaten to drive away his friends and the hunky, mythic man of his dreams. Written by Bland, Tim

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In the battle between his head and his heart, there was a weapon bigger than both of them.

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Resonated with me
4 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film resonated with me more after watching than it did during. It was a little bit episodic in nature, and a little less building from scene upon scene. It was cloaked in the trappings of a gay coming of age story, but the character was already out of the closet and in a very supportive environment. He has difficulties with the people in his life, but over time and repeated frustrations, it becomes apparent that he has not yet learned to be honest with himself. The way this keeps repeating again and again is what makes the film interesting and satisfying to me.

Beyond the thematic elements I enjoyed, the actors are very likable, the humor provided by the parents and situations, the requisite eye-candy and titillating scenes done nicely.


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