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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

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Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

Director:

Tommy O'Haver

Writer:

Tommy O'Haver
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2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hayes ... Billy Collier (as Sean P. Hayes)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ... Fernando
Mr. Dan Mr. Dan ... Drag Queen
Chad Boardman Chad Boardman ... Drag Chorus
Rodney Chester Rodney Chester ... Drag Chorus
Eric Davenport ... Drag Chorus
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Georgiana
Les Borsay Les Borsay ... Les
Brad Rowe ... Gabriel
Holly Woodlawn ... Holly
Niles Jenson Niles Jenson ... Diedre
Christopher Bradley ... Andrew
Mark Allen Anderson Mark Allen Anderson ... Peter (as Mark Anderson)
Kimiko Gelman ... Donna
Richard Ganoung Richard Ganoung ... Perry
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Storyline

Billy, a struggling young gay photographer (who likes Polaroids), tired of being the "other man", falls in love with Gabriel, a waiter and aspiring musician who is probably straight but possibly gay or at least curious. Billy tries to get Gabriel to model for his latest project, a series of remakes of famous Hollywood screen kisses, featuring male couples, while also trying to win his affections. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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Taglines:

Lights!... Camera!... Attraction!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Richard Ganoung (Perry) starred in a groundbreaking gay-themed film called "Parting Glances", set in the mid-80s when the AIDS crisis was at its peak. His best friend, a gay man who had AIDS, was played by a very young Steve Buscemi. See more »

Goofs

Level of wine in the bottle when Billy and Gabriel are on the beach. See more »

Quotes

Ju-Ju, the performance artist: You want coffee? I give you coffee! Here! Drink ze coffee!
[she throws the coffee in his face]
Rio, the performance artist: Too much SHOO-gar!
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Crazy Credits

A Tommy O'Haver trifle See more »

Connections

References Cabaret (1972) See more »

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Kenny
Written by John Medeski, Wood
Performed by Medeski Martin & Wood
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A Love Story...
16 June 2003 | by Blooeyz2001See all my reviews

If you watch this movie expecting Sean Hayes to play a Jack McFarland ("Will & Grace") type character, you'll be disappointed. His portrayal of Billy is low-key & pensive. He's adorable (instead of obnoxious & swishy) with a little boy twinkle in his eyes. Billy is a photographer from Indiana who has relocated to Los Angeles. He comes across a waiter/bass player (Brad Rowe as Gabriel, a character I'm not too crazy about) working in a coffee shop, who becomes his model & the object of his affection. Supposedly, Gabriel is straight & has a "girlfriend" in San Francisco. The sexual tension between these two can be cut with a knife (it's nerve wracking.) I especially like the scenes where Billy opens up to Gabriel about his life & experiences. Telling him the types of things you'd only share with someone you truly feel connected to. Is Gabriel gay?? Will they get together??... (The film has great sets, & beautiful colors. There are also hideous drag queens on hand. The one who lip syncs Petula Clark tunes is horrendous looking & it's amusing hearing/seeing Pet Clark's voice come out of that face!)


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,070,399

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,070,399
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolutionary Eye LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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