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Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 May 1977
A teenaged boy arrives in Hollywood to become a movie star, but winds up becoming a male prostitute and gets involved with a gay football star.

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Jack
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Ms. Mathias
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A teenaged boy arrives in Hollywood to become a movie star, but winds up becoming a male prostitute and gets involved with a gay football star.

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Dawn And Alex
21 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This film represents the continuing saga of Eve Plumb and Leigh J. McCloskey from when McCloskey was stabbed while in a battle with Bo Hopkins in Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway. Alexander: The Other Side Of Dawn continues the story from McCloskey's point of view. While he's unconscious battling for his life we see flashbacks of how McCloskey arrived in Los Angeles. Essentially the kid wanted to be an artist and his redneck farmer/father didn't want any artistic types around and gave him leave to go. Mother Diana Douglas didn't put up a fuss.

Plumb returns to Arizona where she came from to finish high school and live down her sordid past. McCloskey keeps going on and does what he can to survive which includes taking up with closeted gay football star Alan Feinstein.

Unless you saw the first film you really don't know what is going on in the second in terms of character motivations. And the issue of gay for pay isn't really dealt with. And now with McCloskey telling psychologist Earl Holliman that he ought to be 'recruiting' him, the film would draw picket lines now.

Alexander: The Other Side Of Dawn keeps to the average standard set by its predecessor. It remains a curiosity today.

Though back in the day I thought and still think Leigh J. McCloskey was a hottie.


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