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A Four Letter Word (2007)

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Hook up artist Luke surprises himself when he considers becoming monogamous after meeting and dating smug and handsome Stephen, but Stephen might not be all that he seems, will Luke be disappointed?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Archer Jesse Archer ... Luke
Paul Haje Paul Haje ... Bouncer at Bar
Charlie David ... Stephen
Cory W. Grant ... Zeke (as Cory Grant)
Steven M. Goldsmith Steven M. Goldsmith ... Peter (as Steven Goldsmith)
J.R. Rolley J.R. Rolley ... Derek
Virginia Bryan ... Marilyn
Jeremy Gender Jeremy Gender ... Mace
Allison Lane ... Trisha
Aaron Star Aaron Star ... Yoga Instuctor
Jonathan Baird Jonathan Baird ... Disgruntled Customer (as Jonathan P. Baird)
Max Rhyser ... Long John (as Max Rishoj)
John Kaisner John Kaisner ... Bart
William Hernandez William Hernandez ... Silvio
Margret Echeverria ... Audrey (as Margret R.R. Echeverria)
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Six people in New York are adrift. Zeke and Luke work in a sex shop: Zeke takes gay liberation seriously, Luke likes to sparkle and takes nothing seriously. He's offended when Stephen calls him a gay cliché, then, surprisingly, they find each other attractive and interesting. Stephen, it turns out, has a great apartment, trust fund, and artwork he's painted on his walls. Meanwhile, Peter, a neat-freak, and Derek, nice to everyone, move in together. Peter's compulsiveness threatens the relationship. Last, newly-engaged Marilyn, a recovering alcoholic stuck at step 2, can't stop obsessing about wedding details. Can these folks sort out civilization and its discontents? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Romance is so dirty. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Letter Word See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,101, 30 March 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$72,348, 29 June 2008
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Embrem Entertainment See more »
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Stereo | DTS (DTS 5.1)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Several times during the film, Luke, portrayed by Jesse Archer says "If you're not sparkling, then what are you doing?", the first time in response to a comment from Stephen (Charlie David) about Luke wearing body glitter, and other times for other reasons. "If you're not sparkling, what are you doing?" is Jesse Archer's mantra or motto, as seen on his personal website (www.jesseonthebrink.com). See more »

Quotes

Mace: I just want to be able to unhinge my jaw like an Anaconda.
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Spin-off Violet Tendencies (2010) See more »

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Help is on the Way
Music & Lyrics by Karen Ramos
Performed by Karen Ramos
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A cute gay comedy that doesn't take itself too seriously
11 March 2008 | by Shoter350See all my reviews

I saw this at the Cleveland International Film Festival this week.

Luke is a promiscuous gay male who spends his time cruising bars and working in a sex toy shop. He is surrounded by a small group of friends, whose stories we learn more about as the film progresses. While out one night, Luke stumbles upon Stephen, a "straight acting" (as the characters define the behavior) hottie who makes a few comments about just how Luke fits the gay stereotype so well. This bothers Luke and begins his journey to self discovery, although it's not exactly rocket science.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the silly gay comedies. "Another Gay Movie," "Adam and Steve," "Noah's Arc (TV Series)," etc. etc... If you've seen and enjoyed these mentioned movies and shows, I have no doubt you will love "A Four Letter Word." The film is a bit silly and you and your friends may squirm at some of the lines, but there is a heartfelt message and you will walk away from the film feeling pretty good about yourself (although you may feel like hitting the gym right away and puking up that movie theater popcorn after staring at the gorgeous actors for 90 minutes)


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