Summary: An LA party boy falls in love with a hunky, repressed
Mormon missionary in this gay romantic comedy from C. Jay
Cox, writer of the Hollywood hit Sweet Home Alabama.
Description / Review:
Match a hunky repressed Mormon missionary with an LA party
boy, sensual sex and knowing humor, and the result is a film
you won't soon forget. Christian (Wesley A. Ramsey) is a handsome,
vapid young man who flits from guy to guy without much of
a thought in his pretty little head. All his co-workers at
Lila's restaurant expect only the latest bedroom report from
him. So when his roommate Julie (Rebekah Jordan) discovers
that the gorgeous group of young men who moved in next door
are Mormon missionaries, they take a bet on whether Christian
can bed one of them. Christian quickly moves in for the kill,
identifying Elder Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) as a repressed
homo - and quite a sexy one at that. Their initial encounters
have a charged sexual tension, but fear of the devil keeps
Aaronís libido at bay. When the two find themselves alone
together they kiss passionately. Aaronís Mormon missionary
roommates interrupt, spot their brother as a homo and send
him back in shame to his Idaho hometown and embarrassed parents.
can't tell you what happens next because weíre not going to
ruin this romantic drama for you, but C. Jay Cox is a Hollywood
screenwriter with all that entails. His work on Sweet
Home Alabama which included a great gay character, brought
kudos, but this is clearly his project of love. The incredibly
handsome and charismatic Sandvoss, in his debut film, gives
us fierce non-verbal emotion that few actors can match - watch
this boy's career. All of the acting is first-rate, including
Amber Benson as Christianís co-worker, Mary Kay Place as Aaronís
stern mother and Jacqueline Bisset as Christianís restaurant
boss who harbors her own secrets. Itís a grand gay screen
romance with large-scale emotions that belongs in everyone's
DVD Extras: The commentary with writer/director C. Jay
Cox and stars Wes Ramsey and Steve Sandvoss is excellent.
The straight, but very gay friendly, stars are respectful
and intelligent. There are some insights into the "blue shorts"
and C. Jay tells us which parts of the film are autobiographical.
The making-of documentary is short, sweet and again filled
with insights for fans. The photo gallery has a few photos
not on the website. And finally C. Jay Cox's short film is
funny and there's a joke for Latter Days addicts
who know all the lines, and we know there are tons of you
out there. We give the extras four stars!
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Categories: Gay Cinema
Time: 107 mins, Year: 2003
Price: Around £18 on Amazon.co.uk*
Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rebekah
Jordan, Amber Benson, Khary Payton, Jim Ortlieb, Erik Palladino,
Mary Kay Place, Jacqueline Bisset
The official movie tie-in to the winner of the Outstanding
First Narrative Feature Award at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival, and the Best Gay Male Feature Film Award at
the Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
A shallow LA party boy falls in love with a hunky, repressed
Mormon missionary in this gay romantic drama from the writer
of Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon.