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A Friend of Dorothy (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 2 December 1994 (USA)
Winston arrives at NYU as a freshman, knowing he's gay and wondering where that fact will lead him. He falls hard for Tom, his temporary roommate who's soon to leave for L.A., and it's a ... See full summary »

Director:

Raoul O'Connell

Writer:

Raoul O'Connell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raoul O'Connell Raoul O'Connell ... Winston
Ann Russo ... Anne (as Ann Zupa)
Kevin McClatchy ... Tom
Greg Lauren ... Matt
Steven Brinberg Steven Brinberg ... Judy fan
Thomas Lennon ... Moonie (as Tom Lennon)
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Guy in Library
Jerry Haggerty Jerry Haggerty ... Guy in stall
Bianca Bianca ... Librarian
Reggie Cabico Reggie Cabico ... Act Up boy
Aimee Cummins Aimee Cummins ... Anne's friend
Sara Goodman Sara Goodman ... Tom's girlfriend
Matt Kapp Matt Kapp ... Guy with guitar
Ross Kennett Ross Kennett ... Act-upper
Drew Lee Drew Lee ... Act-upper
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Winston arrives at NYU as a freshman, knowing he's gay and wondering where that fact will lead him. He falls hard for Tom, his temporary roommate who's soon to leave for L.A., and it's a big risk to express these feelings. Meanwhile, temptations and opportunities abound in the Village: sex in public toilets, uninhibited people at parties, and knowing Act-uppers. Plus, there are misinterpreted signals, like the ones Winston gets from a Moonie. With help from his hometown friend Anne, Winston keeps his equilibrium and finds the perfect place to meet someone: the Judy Garland rack at Tower Records. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This compilation of three shorts about younger gay males was followed by six more shorts compilations all with the main title "Boys Life," with the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 added to indicate a continuing series on the same theme. See more »

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References Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988) See more »

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Don't Bother
30 July 1999 | by BishonenSee all my reviews

This movie is extremely inane and illogical; it is predicated on the premise that a cute young college kid cannot get laid on campus--- IN NEW YORK CITY!!! There is some decent photography but none of the characters are interesting and it is a good example of the lazy thinking that goes into a lot of "gay cinema": mainly that if you put some goodlooking guys up on screen, then it will fly as a dramatic piece. A lot of audiences may buy into this half-baked nonsense despite some very implausible situations and rather tiresome body-worship politics but there is much better gay cinema out there: check out the films of Todd Haynes or Barbara Hammer for instance... "Friend of Dorothy" is tiresome nonsense, strictly gay film-fest filler.


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