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A Very Natural Thing (1974)

R | | Drama, Romance | 26 June 1974 (USA)
A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year old, ex-monk, school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert McLane ... David (as Robert Joel)
Curt Gareth ... Mark
Bo White ... Jason
Anthony McKay ... Gary, the Roommate
Marilyn Meyers ... Valerie, his Fiance
Jay Pierce ... Alan
Barnaby Rudge ... Hughey
A. Bailey Chapin ... Minister
Scott Eisman ... Student
Michael Kell ... Boating Family
Sheila Rock ... Boating Family
Linda Weitz ... Boating Family
Robert Grillo ... Edgar
Howard Blakey ... Charles (as Kurt Brandt)
George Diaz ... Miguel
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When David, an ex-monk still in his twenties meets Mark, he falls hard; soon he's asked Mark if they can live together. Things go well for awhile, and then differences in their definition of "commitment" begin to push them apart. Mark wants other sexual adventures, David tries to go along. Can they talk through the crisis in their relationship or is a breakup in the offing? David sees his relationship with Mark as a marriage, so if it ends, can David's heart ever heal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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David and Jason's relationship... it's the same only different.

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The only film written, directed and produced by Christopher Larkin. See more »

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References Love Story (1970) See more »

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Entrata After William Byrd
By Carl Orff
(By Special Permission of Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp.)
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a very inspiring movie
30 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

this is a tale of pre-aids post stone wall. gay in new york city (early village) this a very important film for many reasons including the 1973 NYC gay pride parade footage, the very ground breaking subject of that time men on men in long term relationships, also for its very butiful gay love seence. A truly butiful movie a decade before its time. thanx sky w.


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