Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.Troubled suburban teen Cliff hooks up with a hustler from the streets of Toronto's gay ghetto.
- (as Balasz Koos)
- (as Jason Beharriell a.k.a. Justine)
Haunting, real, and beautiful
The recent tragic death of actor Andre Noble leaves a void that cannot be replaced. But thankfully he has left his mark in this beautifully directed film. Sugar reminds me of "My private Idaho" in terms of directing and mood. While the former film had River Phoenix, who made the film so sexy, this film has Andre Noble. Noble had an acting style that revealed passion and emotion with a sexual edge. Playing an 18 year old gay teen who is anxious to have his first sexual encounter, he falls for Butch, a gay street hustler(played well by Brendan Fehr). But this is clearly Noble's film. His heart breaking performance is so real and gripping, and he seemed so destined for super stardom. Beautiful eyes, gorgeous hair and a smile that would break a million hearts, his death leaves the film industry without his raw talent and that is a shame. I would rate this film as an indie classic. It really hit home for me. I hope straight viewers keep an open mind while viewing as Andre truly gives a performance worth seeing again and again.
- Jan 5, 2005
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