Made back in 1992 for under $100,000 by writer-director Edgar Michael Bravo as his thesis film for UCLA, this somber and searing drama, set in queer twenty-something Los Angeles, revolves around the lives, loves and sexual relations of a group of friends and acquaintances. Serious with occasional flashes of humor, the film delves into the loneliness, self-deception and self-loathing of its several gay male characters with an unflinching realism.
Described as “Pinter-on-Fire Island” and “a queer Big Chill,” this thought-provoking tale, filmed in shadowy black and white, captures the tensions of post-AIDS male youth in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Compassionate and always perceptive, the film is rough around the edges, but represents a certain time and place in independent filmmaking that will charm anyone who remembers the the arthouse video store era fondly.
Back in the early ’90s, TLA offered this film to customers exclusively on VHS. We’re proud to have brought it back on DVD (it’s also available to stream and download) for a new generation to experience. Be sure to look out for a very young Thomas Jane before he became a much bigger movie and TV star. You won’t miss him – he’s the smokin’ hot hustler from the opening scenes who just wants a little affection and place to crash for the night (damn, boy… come to my house).