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A Very Natural Thing (1974)

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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Christopher Larkin

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Joseph Coencas (screenplay), Joseph Coencas (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert McLane Robert McLane ... David (as Robert Joel)
Curt Gareth Curt Gareth ... Mark
Bo White Bo White ... Jason
Anthony McKay Anthony McKay ... Gary, the Roommate
Marilyn Meyers Marilyn Meyers ... Valerie, his Fiance
Jay Pierce Jay Pierce ... Alan
Barnaby Rudge Barnaby Rudge ... Hughey
A. Bailey Chapin A. Bailey Chapin ... Minister
Scott Eisman Scott Eisman ... Student
Michael Kell Michael Kell ... Boating Family
Sheila Rock Sheila Rock ... Boating Family
Linda Weitz Linda Weitz ... Boating Family
Robert Grillo Robert Grillo ... Edgar
Howard Blakey Howard Blakey ... Charles (as Kurt Brandt)
George Diaz George Diaz ... Miguel
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1977 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

For As Long As Possible See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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The only film written, directed and produced by Christopher Larkin. See more »

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Featured in Vito (2011) 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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Interesting Timepiece
20 August 2006 | by scott1076See all my reviews

I remember seeing this when it first came out. It was a revelation back then, today it seems like a good story with bad production values. Just seeing two guys kissing on screen was a very big deal back then, then to see them naked too. Oh my. We were beside ourselves. I don't think anyone noticed just how bad the lighting and sound were, we just wanted to see ourselves reflected on the silver screen. Bad editing was easily forgiven.

I just finished watching a special about the history of Fire Island on Logo, then I rented this movie. Must be my 70's day. It's hard to believe I lived through that era and that thirty years have passed.

I wonder what has happened to each of the three leads? I don't recall seeing them in anything else.


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