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O Beautiful (2002)

Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

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Credited cast:
Jay Gillespie ... Brad
David Clayton Rogers ... Andy (as David Rogers)
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Being gay bashed and left in a corn field in rural America takes an unusual turn when one of the bashers returns with remorse and a secret.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hills West See more »

Filming Locations:

Denville, New Jersey, USA

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Gecko Films See more »
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1.33 : 1
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This short was the second film of the collection called "Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003)". See more »

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Edited into Boys Life 4: Four Play (2003) See more »

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Get a grip!
24 August 2004 | by boypanSee all my reviews

I saw this film at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood as part of Outfest's Wednesday series. This film is incredibly un-ethical and it's sexualization of a gay bashing it insensitive and exploitative. It's like tramping up the victim in a rape vs. showing how terrible the attack is and how similar both rape and gay bashing really are, sociologically and psychologically. At some point during the film I started hissing. I didn't stop till the movie ended. I have rarely been so outraged before. I can't remember when but I couldn't take it anymore. If there was any irony in the film it would have at least been aware of itself but instead it was just immoral and cruel, in dangerous times as these. Camera tricks do not excuse irresponsible film-making. There are filmmaker out there who are trying to do work on the edge for a reason not just because they can't write something compelling like this script. This work clouds their work. Get a grip!


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