5 user 7 critic

Boys Life 2 (1997)

Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to ... See full summary »


Mark Christopher (segment), Tom DeCerchio (segment) | 2 more credits »

On Disc

at Amazon


Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Four gay shorts are rolled into one 83-minute movie.

Directors: Phillip J. Bartell, Alan Brown, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Craig Chester, Brent Doyle, Jay Gillespie
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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 »

Directors: Robert Lee King, Raoul O'Connell, and 1 more credit »
Stars: James Andrews, Mary Beth Aylesworth, Mike Barbour
Boys Life 3 (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Jason Gould satirizes coming out in Hollywood in "Inside Out", starring Alexis Arquette and his father Elliott Gould. Lane Janger's "Just One Time" was a festival favorite later expanded ... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Cooke, David Fourier, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Cléo Delacruz, Aurélien Bianco, Jean-Marc Delacruz
Boys Life 6 (Video 2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Anthology of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.

Directors: Soman Chainani, Mark Christopher, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Josh Caras, Donald Cumming, Eleonore Hendricks
Akron (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on ... See full summary »

Directors: Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell
Stars: Matthew Frias, Joseph Melendez, Edmund Donovan
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Lorenzo is a quiet teenager who lives with his parents and his younger brother in small city in the Argentinean Patagonia. One day, a family friend's son named Caíto moves south and settles... See full summary »

Director: Martín Deus
Stars: Angelo Mutti Spinetta, Lautaro Rodríguez, Guillermo Pfening
Kept Boy (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A story of love, greed - and moisturizer.

Director: George Bamber
Stars: Jon Paul Phillips, Thure Riefenstein, Greg Audino
Just Friends (TV Movie 2018)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

6 time Award winning romantic comedy about two young men, from mixed backgrounds, falling love ...and their clashes with their overbearing mothers.

Director: Annemarie van de Mond
Stars: Majd Mardo, Josha Stradowski, Jenny Arean
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Beneath a railroad bridge a young rural gay man begins to his explore his gay feelings with the aid of an understanding friend.

Director: Michael Burke
Stars: Mickey Smith, Jason Hayes, Todd Batstone
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Boys On Film goes down under to bring a fresh batch of funny and touching tales courtesy of our Aussie and Kiwi cousins, while from the USA and Hawaii to Singapore via Korea several more ... See full summary »

Directors: Brent Anbe, Christopher Banks, and 6 more credits »
Stars: John Batchelor, Bren Foster, Diana Glenn
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Four gay men on a Friday night out in Los Angeles.

Director: Nickolas Perry
Stars: Michael Saucedo, Justin Urich, Travis Sher
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

From the cliffs of the Isle of Wight to an abandoned swimming pool via a broken down lift in Lambeth, Peccadillo Pictures presents an eclectic mix of ten UK-set short films from scorching ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Bradbury, Faryal, and 8 more credits »
Stars: Mandy Aldridge, Layke Anderson, Geoff Bell


Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Saucedo ... Eric (segment "Must Be the Music")
Justin Urich ... Kevin (segment "Must Be the Music")
Travis Sher Travis Sher ... Dave (segment "Must Be the Music")
Milo Ventimiglia ... Jason (segment "Must Be the Music")
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Tony Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Miles Perlich Miles Perlich ... Jimmy (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Eileen Brennan ... Mrs. Randozza (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Harry Waters Jr. ... Tony's Date (segment "Nunzio's Second Cousin")
Mary Beth Hurt ... June Gudmanson
J.D. Cerna J.D. Cerna ... Jack Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Kent Broadhurst ... Blondie (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Ellen Latzen ... Carol (as Ellen Hamilton Latzen)
Edward Seamon Edward Seamon ... Bill Gudmanson (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Greg Villepique Greg Villepique ... Jacko (segment "Alkali, Iowa")
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Trevor (segment "Trevor")


Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to come to his house and have dinner with his family. In "Alkali, Iowa", by Mark Christopher, a young gay man finds out some of his father's past secrets. And "Must Be the Music", by Nickolas Perry, follows four teenagers looking for love in nightclubs. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis









Release Date:

7 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meninos e Amores 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Iowa, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,224, 9 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$186,675, 30 March 1997
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Strand Releasing See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Film debut of Michael Saucedo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In some video releases and on the DVD version the segment "Trevor" is replaced by the episode _Dadshuttle, The (1997)_, written and directed by Tom Donaghy, starring 'Matt McGrath'. See more »


Followed by Boys Life 3 (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Two great ones; two so-so
16 April 2002 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

Well-done compilation of four short films about growing up gay.

The first one "Must Be the Music" is fun. It's about a group of gay teenage boys going to a disco. The refreshing thing about it is that the characters are gay...and could care less. Also it's very sweet and has a happy ending. Lots of fun.

"Nunzio's Second Cousin" is not so good. It's a very dark film about a very disturbed cop inviting a teenager home after he tried to rob him and his lover. Eileen Brennan overacts as the cop's mother. Dark, depressing. Still, it is interesting.

"Atali, Iowa" was dull dull dull. I'm not going to describe it...just avoid it.

The closing one "Trevor" is just superb. It actually won an Academy Award as best live short subject. It's about a very young kid coming to grips with the fact that he's gay. It's funny, moving and has a very uplifting ending. A real winner.

So, the first and last are the best segments. The second is good but dark. And the third should be avoided. Pretty good batting average I'd say.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed