Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are perhaps the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a passionate young Elder (a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family and church proud. Christian is a shallow West Hollywood waiter/party boy who only looks forward to what man the next night will bring to him. After Aaron and three other Elders move into the apartment across from his, Christian's friends make a bet that he can't get one of them into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron, suspecting there is more than meets the eye to him. There are two problems, though: Christian finds himself questioning his own identity as he falls in love with Aaron and the Mormon Church treats homosexuality as a sinful lifestyle. When Aaron's burgeoning sexuality is discovered, they will have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other.Written by
This film was originally to be shown in the "Madstone" theater in Salt Lake City, Utah (which has a heavy LDS population) on the day of its national release, but the theater pulled it a few weeks before it was scheduled to open. The reason given was that the film "lacked artistic merit", but the film's promoters contend that the theater management gave in to local pressure not to show the film due to its unflattering portrayal of the LDS Church. The film was shown a few weeks later in a different Salt Lake theater and attracted a large audience. See more »
When Aaron puts the first bandage on Christian, he puts the lower part over the "strap", in the next take (as we see him putting on the second bandage), we see the first bandage has been put on properly. See more »
Elder Aaron Davis:
When I first came to Los Angeles, it looked like just this mass of dots... all jumbled and disconnected. It was pretty disorienting.
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A Special Thank You to... The Erik Palladino Screening Room and His Xylophone Backup Singers See more »
This film is available on DVD in the US in R-rated and unrated versions. See more »
I just finished watching this film today and all I can say is wow. I don't know much if anything about Mormans but I do know about parents who don't understand homosexuality. I like many gay children growing up haven't had the best reception when we told our parents who we are. But something I do know is that it takes time for parents to process the information that we have provided. Some parents never get over the fact that a child of theirs is gay, but even the staunchest religious person can realize that even though their kid is gay they still love them and allow them to live their lives. Just like Aron's mom did and let her son out of the institution when she realized that Christian really loved him.
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