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This was the best film i saw at the Miami Gay and Lesbian film festival for sure! At the screening I attended, everybody in the audience was cracking up at all the jokes, so I'm not sure what this other guy is talking about, but it sounds like a personal issue. The characters were indeed stereotyped, which is the point of any good satire, and it definitely works -- especially since the casting is so spot-on. This short is like a gay Starsky and Hutch, with a John Waters edge. The look of the film is also great, since it was shot on 16mm and given that real 70's kind of trashy feel. If you get a chance to check this one out, gay or straight, do so -- it's a real kick in the pants!
Max Ophuls gave us one of the great films of all time, La Ronde. A stylish seduction about the art and enterprise of seduction with an extraordinary cast. Filmmaker Temistocles Lopez marvellously modernizes what was a cautionay tale about syflis, setting it in a sexually charged Manhattan at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Again the storytelling is that of the portmanteau or multi-plot, multi-character as one character from each sexual coupling, couples with another, hence the chain of the title or "round" as in the Ophuls film taking us back to the first character. Though low budget and less elegant than the original, Lopez's actors rise magnificently to the occassion. To list these names, hardly an "A" list in the conventional sense, but there is nothing conventional about this movie, is to provide us not with a roster of famous movie stars, but a lineup of highly accomplished and versatile actors from a diverse film background in several countries. Linda Fiorentino, Malcolm McDowell (UK), Assumpta Serna (Spain), Seymour Cassel (the Bronx), Grace Zabriskie (New Orleans), Patrick Bauchau (France), Elias Kotais (Canada), Tom Guinee, Dewey Weber, etc. provide a rich, sexy and fascinating work force to weave us irrevocably into this spellbinding tale of modern urban seductions. Not to be missed!