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Strapped (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 July 2010 (USA)
A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

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Hustler (as Ben Bonenfant)
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Gypsy Troubadour
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A routine trick at a man's apartment propels a cynical hustler into a series of strange and life-changing encounters in this stunningly photographed drama from San Francisco-based Joseph Graham. Tall and lanky with a mop of unruly dark hair, the young man makes for an attractive prostitute - handsome in body, amiable in personality and efficient in sex. He's just out to make a buck, one guy at a time. But this coldly efficient rent boy begins to look at himself in a different way one stormy night when he finds himself lost in a maze-like apartment building. The evening begins with a tryst with a beefy but timid man unused to gay sex. Their "session" becomes surprisingly tender for both. But time is money, and he's off - that is, he'd be off if he could find the exit. His unexpected odyssey leads him to a series of encounters: there is one with a "straight" guy with issues; a cocaine-fueled queen who thinks he knows him; an older man, hidden away in a leaky attic apartment who assists ... Written by Anonymous

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Leon: What would you do without cock? In a world without cock, you'd starve. It'd be like last man on the planet trying to suck his own cock because its all gone and she'd starve.
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Written by Khayree Shaheed, Raymond Tyson, Terry Grinner & Anthony Watson
Performed by Khayree Shaheed feat Link Crew
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So far my favorite movie of the film festival...
7 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film today at Reeling 29, the Chicago LGBT Film Festival. It's my favorite so far and I've seen MANY good, even great, films already. This one was just... great. Ben Bonenfant is an excellent lead in this film, too. I've never seen the short he was in before this, but going to try to find it somehow.

His acting was so good, I felt like I was watching a documentary. He/we learn something with every encounter in this film. I don't want to give anything away. I'm buying it as soon as it's out - actually I'm going to see if/when it's available.

Seriously, watch this movie and you'll feel like you accompanied Alice down the rabbit hole - except Alice is a hustler and the rabbit hole is, well... use your imagination.


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