Between painting the house, jumping into the pool and applying for employment, I've been viewing some queerfilm.
And YEAH, it's ALL been downloaded. Haven't found an art cinema in Fort Myers yet! BUFFERING
A queer couple fall on hard times in present day Britain, and hit on a way to earn pounds to pay the bills: gay porn! Plenty of skin here, and the right amount of pathos plus humour keep everything in line. And there's a hunky nieghbour, a FTM producer, plus a seriously bizarre porn shop. Fun and frolicky. Added plus: stars Alex Anthony and Conner McKenzy spend most of their time either in their underwear or sans same. (Mssr. McKenzy is especially delicious...seriously Weasleyesque, perhaps?) ***½ outta 5 STRAPPED
Low-budget indie focusing on a vaguely attractive hustler working the inhabitants of "the gayest apartment building on the gayest street" in an un-named American city. Ben Bonefant plays the Hustler as one might expect: never giving his real name, and adapting to each and every situation he encounters. What starts out as a simple trick with a needy Russian ex-patriate ends up as an odyssey to simply "find the way out" of the maze-like apartment building. With each encounter, the Hustler discovers something of himself, and ultimately, a possible "escape". Worth the download/view, for sure. *** outta 5 WEEKEND
I'm totally pants at scribbling commentaries that might entice you to view one film or another...so how about this: WATCH THIS FILM! Not so good, eh? Well, this is one of those flicks that requires multiple viewings, if not to pick up on subtleties of character or softly uttered dialogue, but if only to experience the passage of time with Russell and Glen once more. Despite that fact that I'm not British nor have I ever been to the UK, I found that I could identify with either character, whether it be the quiet, reserved Russell, or the outspoken, America-bound Glen. I found myself rooting for these boys from the start. For a more eloquent commentary, clicky on the title... ****½ outta 5 CIAO
Here's a gem that will either bore you or drive you to tears. We discern that Mark dies, and his best friend Jeff is entrusted to tie up all of Mark's loose ends. In doing so, Jeff discovers hundreds of emails between Mark and Andrea, an Italian gay man that has airline tickets to fly to Dallas and meet Mark for the first time. Jeff initially tells Andrea not to come, but eventually recants and receives Andrea and puts him up at his apartment. What follows is an intensely personal dialogue between Jeff and Adrea, and although Mark only makes fleeting posthumous appearances in the film, he is as much a main character in the proceedings as Jeff and Andrea. If you can keep your tears in check as Mark (in an iPhone video) sings "Let Me Be Your Man", then you're a sturdier sort than I! And Allesandro Calza is incredibly delicious. ***** outta 5
Thanks for reading, and happy viewing.
BTW, the weather in SW Florida is TOTALLY awesome! ;)