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Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)

Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
James Andrews James Andrews ... Waiter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mary Beth Aylesworth Mary Beth Aylesworth ... Kissing Couple (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mike Barbour Mike Barbour ... Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Steve Bilich ... Shower Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Wendy Brokaw Wendy Brokaw ... Nadia (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Bojesse Christopher ... Bryan (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Dennis Christopher ... Mr. Reese (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Adrian Davey Adrian Davey ... Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Kimberly Flynn ... Vicky (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Richard Foster Richard Foster ... Dad (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Will Gorgess Will Gorgess ... Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Terry Herrington Terry Herrington ... Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Nick Kokotakis ... Russell Williams (archive footage) (as Nick Poletti)
Russell Scott Lewis Russell Scott Lewis ... Matt Wesson (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Matt Nolan ... Tom Peters (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
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Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the summer, he realizes and embraces that he's gay. In "A Friend of Dorothy," Winston arrives from upstate for his freshman year at NYU. He has to figure out, with some help from Anne, a hometown friend, how to build a social life as a young gay man in the city. In "The Disco Years," Tom looks back on 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet after one joyful and several painful encounters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meninos e Amores See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,588, 2 October 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$625,423
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Production Co:

Strand Releasing See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ah, the blossoming of desire!
24 September 1999 | by green2uSee all my reviews

The trio are a pleasant, nostalgic journey to that first hint of desire--when it was still about simple exploration of the unknown--before we "grew up" and added those complexities of HIV status, emotional baggage and gotta-run-my-pager-just-went-off into the emotional mix.

The angst portrayed is pure adolescent angst, but it rings true in all three stories. Their sweetness and positivity make you feel good that you are gay. And those kinds of films are few and far between.

Good news! Both Boys Life and Boys Life 2 are now readily available on DVD as of September 1999.


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