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Coming of Age (2018)

In the afterglow of sex, a generation gap opens between two men as they struggle to define trust in the age of open marriage and NSA hookups.

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Doug Tompos

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Doug Tompos
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Adrian Gonzalez ... Cris
Doug Tompos ... Paul
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In the afterglow of sex, a generation gap opens between two men as they struggle to define trust in the age of open marriage and NSA hookups.

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Short | Drama | Romance

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A Coming of Age of what?
16 July 2020 | by anohso121See all my reviews

The error made by this film is that it dares to paint pre 80s and post 90s gay men with a broad brush. The activities of monogamy and promiscuity have always been a part of the gay experience. Grindr simply replaced much of the toilet and park cruising. From ancient Rome, we have men desiring to marry each other. One could argue that the idea of gay promiscuity was a direct response to homophobia. But there are many accounts of gay men choosing to pursue exclusive relationships. I am certain many gay men escaped the gay pandemic because they were in faithful relationships. And this idea of faithfulness still exists among younger gay men of 2020. There are many gay men today who want to fall in love with one man and live faithfully, and if the need to fool around with others comes about, it would be organic. I distinctly remember during the fight for gay marriage that many older gay guys were arguing that those in favor of gay marriage were seeking to pander to a heteronormative worldview. Thus, another mistake made by the writer is when they blended the circa 80's fight for gay rights with the push for gay marriage. Let's face it gay relationships, regardless of the generational differences, are not as black and white as is suggested by this film.


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