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Test (2013)

TV-MA | | Drama | 4 April 2014 (Poland)
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In 1985, a gay dance understudy hopes for his on-stage chance while fearing the growing AIDS epidemic.


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Complete credited cast:
... Frankie
... Todd
Evan Boomer ... Tyler
Kevin Clarke ... Bill
... Walt
Rory Hohenstein ... Tommy
... Dr. Corbett (as Damon Sperber)
Myles Thatcher ... Sam
Katherine Wells ... Molly
Sergio Benvindo ... Sergio
Madison Keesler ... Jennifer
... Cabbie (as Andre Matthieu)
James Sofranko ... David


San Francisco, 1985: Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company as he embarks on a budding relationship with Todd, a veteran dancer in the same company and the bad boy to Frankie's innocent. As Frankie and Todd's friendship deepens, they navigate a world of risk - it's the early years of the epidemic - but also a world of hope, humor, visual beauty and musical relief. Written by Production

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Dance like a man. San Francisco. 1985.




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Release Date:

4 April 2014 (Poland)  »

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San Francisco, 1985  »

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Box Office


$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,473, 13 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,172, 29 June 2014
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Frankie: Jesus, Todd, what are you, twelve?
Todd: [referring to Todd's nudity] I'm not the one that looks like a little boy.
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References Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977) See more »


Danseparc (Every Day It's Tomorrow)
Written by Mark Thomas Gane and Martha Helen Johnson
Performed by Martha and The Muffins
Courtesy of Muffin Music, Ltd.
Published by EMI Virgin Ltd. (SOCAN)
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Tasteful story with beautiful ballet!
2 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

If you love lean, topless, white, men in their prime dancing ballet then this movie is for you!

The plot is simple and straightforward and has been told before. Thus, it's the delivery of the story that I think is fair to criticize.

The characters of the movie did a convincing job capturing the deep fear and dread that many people still have about HIV/AIDS and the unknown.

The plot moves along in a beautiful "slice of life" style of narrative. You get to see Scott Marlowe's character go through the anxiety and even horror of possibly getting a disease that just murdered Rock Hudson. Everyone else is so afraid and in panic of this new mysterious disease strongly associated with gay men that it sparks an acute wave of homophobia. You see "die faggot" spray painted casually and menacingly on a mattress on the side of the street. You worry if you can get it from sweat. You try to find out if you can tell who has it just by looking at their appearance. The paranoia builds and unfortunately the stigma of HIV/AIDS is still as strong and relevant today.

A subplot develops as the gay protagonist tries to also dance like a man as harshly instructed by his fastidious jerk of a choreographer.

My only negative criticism I think and room for improvement is found in nearly all gay films. It's a movie about cisgender white men. Forget drag queens, trans-gendered people, and more importantly people of ethnic minorities and how it was nearly impossible to get help without interacting with those other marginalized groups. This is another gay film that beautifully annihilated reality by believing that white men are the default human beings.

Overall though, if you're into looking at white men dance naked and have gay sex with each in a tasteful movie with a decent plot then give this movie a try!

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