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

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Tommy O'Haver

Writer:

Tommy O'Haver
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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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Lights!... Camera!... Attraction!

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Comedy | Romance

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

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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 »

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

Quotes

Georgiana: Ask me about Andrew and I.
Billy: How are Andrew and I?
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Faerie godmother - joan moseley See more »

Connections

Featured in My Big Break (2009) See more »

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Happy Heart
Written by James Last, Jackie Rae
Performed by Petula Clark
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Sweet-natured comedy hits all the right grace notes
27 April 2005 | by LibretioSee all my reviews

"Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss"

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1 (Panavision)

Sound format: Dolby Stereo

An LA photographer (Sean Hayes) falls madly in lust with an aspiring model (Brad Rowe) who's been hired to pose in a series of pictures inspired by old-time Hollywood movies. But Hayes receives mixed signals from the object of his desire - is he gay, or isn't he? - which leads to complications of the heart...

Described as a 'trifle' by writer-director Tommy O'Haver (ELLA ENCHANTED), this unassuming confection asks little more of its audience than to enjoy the scenery (both geographical and human!) and to pine along with its luckless protagonist as he pursues the hunk of his dreams. Those familiar with Hayes' outrageous turn in TV's "Will & Grace" may be disappointed by his restraint as a bland, scatterbrained idealist who learns the hard way that the course of true love never ran smoothly, especially in LA. Spiced with dream sequences that recreate moments from Hollywood's 'golden age' (most impressively, an Astaire-Rogers dance routine between Hayes and Rowe to the strains of Petula Clark, with drag queens on backing vocals!), the film pays affectionate tribute to the movies of a bygone era, movies which inspire the leading character on his never-ending quest for perfect happiness. Watch out for the magical scene in which Hayes and Rowe share a bed for purely platonic reasons, only to end up touching each other by 'accident'...

Also starring Meredith Scott Lynn (STANDING ON FISHES), Richard Ganoung (PARTING GLANCES), Paul Bartel (EATING RAOUL), Carmine D. Giovinazzo (IN ENEMY HANDS), and Warhol 'superstar' Holly Woodlawn (WOMEN IN REVOLT) as a musical attraction at the gayest party in town! Beautiful widescreen cinematography by Mark Mervis (HELLBENT).


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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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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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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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