Sasha is a piano prodigy under pressure to gain admittance to a prestigious music school. What is really stressing Sasha is his emerging sexuality, plus his piano tutor is moving away, because Sasha is in love with him, and no one knows.
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
Teenage Goth couple Adam and Rhonda are club hopping when Adam spots a dancer he is immediately attracted to. Taking the dancer home, Adam is introduced to drugs by him, but their sexual escapade is interrupted by an embarrassing episode and the dancer leaves quickly. Years later Adam accidentally stabs his dog and brings him to a hospital where he is treated by a psychiatrist who once studied veterinary medicine. The doctor (Steve) and Adam start dating and fall in love. Rhonda, who has stayed Adam's close friend through the years, begins to date Steve's straight roommate at the same time. Months later Steve realizes that Adam was the Goth teenager with whom he had the embarrassing encounter, and breaks off the relationship, afraid that Steve will reject him when he finds out the truth.Written by
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The flashback in the beginning of the film takes place in 1987. The remaining film takes place in 2005. See more »
Yeah, he is a shrink. I think he knows more about this stuff than us. He has a degree. We just have Oprah.
Oprah has made it impossible for me to have a close relationship with anyone besides Oprah.
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The DVD release of the film contains several deleted and extended scenes with commentary from writer/director/star Craig Chester. The scenes are included in the film's novelization, also written by Chester. Most of the scenes were cut for time. The scenes featured on the DVD are:
An extended version of Adam's (Chester) opening visit to the support group
Adam saves Rhonda (Parker Posey) from a relapse into her food addiction at a barbecue restaurant
Adam recounts to Steve (Malcolm Gets) a sexual experience he had with a mime
Adam and Steve get ready to go country dancing
An extended version of the party at Steve's apartment, including more scenes with Jeff and Jeff's adopted daughter Ling-Ling
An extended version of Michael (Chris Kattan) telling Adam about Steve's past
Adam and Steve have a fight after Steve's party
An extended version of the dinner party with Adam, Steve, and Steve's parents
Michael wakes up to find Steve is not home and realizes he doesn't know how to operate without him (he tries to make coffee and realizes he doesn't know how)
Rhonda and Michael make out when Michael tempts Rhonda with a pie, which promptly ends up covering them both (Craig Chester admits that the scene was cut due to massive technical difficulties in staging it)
I saw this film in Palm Springs at the Film Festival and I have to say that I have never seen a movie like it. It is groundbreaking in the fact that it is not self consciously moralizing or preaching about the 'gay' experience. It deals with the day to day of a grown up relationship between two people who are trying to learn how to love, just like most of us have or had, yet still deals with tough subjects like gay bashing, drug abuse and sexual compulsion, but not in a preachy way.
Many people in the audience applauded when someone thanked the director for a 'romantically optimistic ending', alluding to the tragic ending of Brokeback Mountain, which is, of course, made entirely by straights seeming to take pity on our plight as eternal martyrs.
There were no martyrs here, just a lot laughs and genuine chemistry between Adam & Steve. They didn't even beat each other up once! This movie is the future of gay cinema, I hope. You left the theater and hoped that someday you might fall in love, that's rare - and that isn't how Brokeback left me, which was completely depressed, feeling like a victim.
I hope it comes to San Fran.
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