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Luster (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 March 2002 (USA)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »


Everett Lewis


Dennis Cooper (poetry), Everett Lewis





Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Herwick Justin Herwick ... Jackson
Shane Powers ... Sam
B. Wyatt B. Wyatt ... Jed / Orgy Body (as b. Wyatt)
Pamela Gidley ... Alyssa
Susannah Melvoin Susannah Melvoin ... Sandra
Jonah Blechman ... Billy
Sean Thibodeau Sean Thibodeau ... Derek
Willie Garson ... Sonny Spike
Gabriel Dell Jr. Gabriel Dell Jr. ... Private Investigator (as Gabriel Dell jr.)
Henriette Mantel ... Sam's Mom
Norman Reedus ... Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
Chris Freeman Chris Freeman ... Kurt Domain
JD Cullum ... Ned Smythe (as J.D. Cullum)
Brian Grillo Brian Grillo ... Bartender
Michael McCraine ... Orgy Girl (as Mikee McCraine)


Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA comedy. He's got a crush on the sexy young blonde, Billy, who he met at an orgy the other night. But Billy's not into him, he's in love with Sonny, a musician into S&M. Even though Billy doesn't want Jackson, two other guys do: Derek, a clean-cut record store customer, and Sam, the supposedly straight record store owner. Into this mix is thrown Jed, Jackson's hunky cousin, which leads Jackson to seriously contemplate the technicalities of incest. Before he can do anything about it, though, Jed is seduced by Jackson's lesbian artist friend. What's a boy to do? Written by Anonymous

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Written by Don Cilurso, Texas Terri (as Texas Terri Laird)
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Truly terrible gay genre film
23 September 2009 | by mrtnnSee all my reviews

This film ran on the Sundance Channel last night, and after watching less than ten minutes of it, i knew I was in the presence of yet another poorly written, embarrassingly acted piece of TLA crap. This film had me groaning out loud at how poorly written the dialog is. It makes Kevin Smith films seem like Shakespeare...and I hate Kevin Smith.

If you are so starved for frontal nudity, I guess you could turn the sound off and get a few nice bodies to look at now and then. But I warn you, if the sound is on, you're going to be screaming at the screen.

Don't waste 90 minutes of your life on this mess. Rent "Shortbus" instead.

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17 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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$7,589, 14 September 2003

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