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As Cole closes the door of the rental car, you can see the director, cameraman, soundman (with boom mic) reflected in the closing door. See more »
Meanwhile, don't look now but.
I could kill you!
What? You act like he would never know we were checking him out.
He wouldn't even know I was a fag if I wasn't here with you and your cart full of kitchenwares.
What planet are you living on? There isn't a person in this entire store who wouldn't pick you off the homo tree in a second!
Oh keep telling yourself that.
Excuse me, Miss.
[woman walks over]
This man, you've never seen him before in your life. Tell me, fag, not a fag?
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Been there, done that. . .this is true to my experiences. . .
Quick evaluation: this movie does reflect my experiences of the past 25 years. As a nearing-50 gay man, I can relate to nearly all the principal characters, both personally and as they relate to my friends and acquaintances. Yes, at various times in my life I've been the cute, promiscuous one; the lonely one; the gym bunny (no drugs, though); the (self-perceived) ugly one. . .all those have helped me to become a better, more self-actualized person. Seems there are too many self-loathing queens commenting negatively on this film here. . .maybe they can't see themselves in the characters, but if they were to be honest, they'd realize that they do indeed exist in one or more of these characters.
I enjoyed the film, laughed a little, cried a little. As I said, "been there, done that."
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