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Hollywood, je t'aime (2009)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 17 July 2009 (Brazil)
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A gay Parisian shows up in Hollywood at Christmastime, ready for his close-up.


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Credited cast:
Eric Debets Eric Debets ... Jérôme Beaunez
Chad Allen ... Ross
Jonathan Blanc Jonathan Blanc ... Gilles
Diarra Kilpatrick ... Kaleesha
Michael Airington ... Norma Desire
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Alvarez ... Self
Whitney Anderson ... Trish
Cesar Arambula Cesar Arambula ... Trick from Spotlight Bar
Randall J. Bacon ... Steve Jaspers (as Randall Bacon)
Barbie-Q Barbie-Q ... Kaleesha's Girlfriend
Jason Boegh ... Commercial Casting Assistant
Matthew J Cates ... Immigration Officer
Charles Chen ... Grip / Production Assistant
Amanda Chism ... Diner
Sarah Domin ... Amber Sparks


Recently broken up and barely enduring a dreary winter, gay Parisian Jérôme Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. While there he meets some colorful locals and pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star - but never can quite put the past behind him. In this meditation on love and narcissism across continents, Jérôme goes far in the sun-drenched City of Angels but ultimately arrives at an old Hollywood maxim: there's no place like home. Written by anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Norma Desire: Hollywood wants its faggots behind the camera, not in front.
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Maybe best to leave French gay cinema to the French?
25 March 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Eric Debets is "Jérôme Beaunez", a Frenchman who dreams of escaping the drudgery of everyday life and finding success in Los Angeles. So, with things not going so great at home, he travels to make his fortune. Thereafter this just descends into the usual formulaic gay man adrift drama. On entry, he faces the archetypal grumpy US customs official then falls into, admittedly, decent company with the the straight girl; the drag act and "Ross" (Chad Allen) in his search for stardom and acceptance in this strange, wacky city. Gradually realising that the grass isn't greener he begins to pine for la belle France again. The writing is really quite shallow - there is precious little that engages us from any of the cast; there are lots of pretties of LA to extend this out to on overlong 95 minutes and although it isn't terrible, it is merely another standard effort with a slightly Gallic flavour.

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17 July 2009 (Brazil) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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