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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billy Collier (as Sean P. Hayes)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ... Fernando
Mr. Dan ... Drag Queen
Chad Boardman ... Drag Chorus
Rodney Chester ... Drag Chorus
... Drag Chorus
... Georgiana
Les Borsay ... Les
... Gabriel
... Holly
Niles Jenson ... Diedre
... Andrew
Mark Allen Anderson ... Peter (as Mark Anderson)
... Donna
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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Lights!... Camera!... Attraction!

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

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Billy's Hollywood  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$117,089, 26 July 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,020,700, 20 September 1998
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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

When Billy and Gabriel are lying in bed and Billy gets up, the pillows change between shots. 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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A Tommy O'Haver trifle See more »

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References Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970) See more »

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Love Me or Leave Me
Written by Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
Performed by Nina Simone
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Wonderful, Oscar worthy
28 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

I thought this movie was a masterpiece. The movie is a delicate blend of stereotype and reality, allowing the audience to realize what's real and what's fake. It centers around a young man and his object of affection. The fact that this object of affection is another man throws an interesting twist that makes the audience realize that there is very little difference between gays and straights. Very thoughtful, the wisecracking Billy spends the entire movie trying to figure out if Gabriel (His love from afar) is gay or straight. It centers around relationships and how difficult they are no matter what sexual preference. Superbly done by all actors and actresses, but especially Sean P. Hayes.


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