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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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Tommy O'Haver

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Tommy O'Haver
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Hayes ... Billy Collier (as Sean P. Hayes)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

24 July 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy's Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolutionary Eye LLC See more »
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

Georgiana: Freak, party of one. Your table is ready.
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Crazy Credits

A Tommy O'Haver trifle See more »

Connections

References Polyester (1981) See more »

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Frenesí
Written by Alberto Domínguez
Performed by Xavier Cugat
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Journey to the Territory of Unrequited Affection
3 May 1999 | by WeslyMSee all my reviews

One of the very few movies I saw twice this year, and not just because newcomer Brad Rowe is so terribly easy on the eyes. Whether you're gay or straight (although, I suspect, particularly if you're a gay man), you're bound to see yourself on the screen more than once. Billy (Sean P. Hayes) rushes headlong to a place where we've all gone before, a place where angels fear to tread: the Territory of Unrequited Affection. We've all been there; we've all done it. The desire and need for emotional as well as physical intimacy is a great and terrible thing, and Billy's struggle is one we can identify with while still seeing the humor inherent in our own all-too-human endeavors. Bright, cheerful cinematography makes the most of the distinctly L.A. locations (West Hollywood, Catalina Island). Gentle, tender, funny, for the most part honest, and not a diatribe--which meant that I could recommend it to my straight friends, too.


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