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  1. the queen says

    a wise-cracking, ass-grabbing dirty old gay whose eyes were always bigger than his mouth… addicted to the beauty of youth …” hey, somebody made a movie about me?

  2. says

    well – makes sense that the FULL VERSION would be good – Mark Christopher’s shorts were quite good, and the film 54 was amazingly disappointing, I remember cringing watching it! – and was clear at the time that someone screwed him over and forced him into that crappy version. Good luck to him getting the full version out to the public

  3. Chas says

    Thank GOD there’s another version because the one I jacked off to in eighth grade was atrocious (save for the Phillippe nakedness). Looking forward to seeing this new cut (and more Phillippe nakedness).

  4. jason says

    I will personally avoid any movie that was de-gayed by the homophobes in Hollywood. They’re trying to compensate for their past actions but my response to them is “nick off”.

  5. phil says

    I’ve hoped for years and years that the director’s cut would become available. I suppose that’s still just a distant hope, but at least we know the footage still exists. The “official” castrated version is probably all we will ever have, but I still hope.

  6. says

    WHAT??!!??

    Hollywood producers and directors putting pretty boys who can’t act (but know how to repay a favor) into starring roles?!?!?

    You’ve crushed my youthful optimism and naivete.

    I must kill myself.

  7. SRubell says

    I was at the screening and it’s amazing. Vastly improved with characterizations that seemed empty the first time around. And can I just say that Ryan P. is smokin’ up the screen. Who knows if it will ever come out, call or write Miramax and tell them to release it.

  8. jason says

    The notion that the male-make kissing was cut because of bad acting sounds like a crock to me. Face it – Hollywood and the American entertainment industry are exceedingly homophobic to the male-male interaction, less so to the female-female.

    We are kidding ourselves if we think otherwise. They want us in the ghettos, not in the mainstream.

  9. antchris says

    @Chas: LOL… I was kind of thinking the same thing. Although I don’t think I could even get around to that, the movie did very little for me. Huge disappointment at the time.

    Remember people, gay boys figuring things out without porn love Blockbuster. Or whatever your nearby video store is.

  10. ANONYMOUS says

    A Ryan Phillippe interview was published in Interview magazine just before the film’s release. He talked at length positively about the kissing, etc. scenes with Meyer. He and Meyer are long-time friends and he said the intimate scenes were not awkward and he did not object to doing them. He also said his character was bisexual and that many guys in that period were, too, and the scenes were a logical part of the story. The interviewer had viewed the advance screening and said the scenes were well-done. I was amazed to see the final cut in the theatre, with all the aforementioned gay scenes deleted.

  11. subhash pandey says

    Hi,
    In this figure A Ryan Phillipp interview was published in Interview magazine just before the film’s release. He talked at length positively about the kissing, etc. scenes with Mayer. But here’s something for you to face: Ryan Philippe can’t act for shit.

    subhash pandey
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  12. nick says

    I’m not sure why this film would be considered a QUEER classic when both male characters have heterosexual sex with the female character? To me it does nothing but water down the gay male experience of the time period. I came out during the late 70’s and met NO ONE who was bisexual. Once again, Hollywood gives us unrealistic bisexual characters because god-forbid any man say they are 100% gay, even a fictional character.

  13. mike says

    Um, Nick, I came out in the 1970s, too, and there were A LOT of bisexual people, men in particular. I guess it depends on where you hung out, so to speak.

  14. mike says

    Um, Nick, I came out in the 1970s, too, and there were A LOT of bisexual people, men in particular. I guess it depends on where you hung out, so to speak.

  15. mike says

    Um, Nick, I came out in the 1970s, too, and there were A LOT of bisexual people, men in particular. I guess it depends on where you hung out, so to speak.

  16. nick says

    I’ve been out for 30 years (next month) and have meet thousands of guys all over the country and world. The idea of bisexuality in men is a myth. Most guys say they are bisexual when they first come out (or did back then). I was for about 2 weeks. But all my gay male friends and I agree, once a guy comes out in an urban area especially, there’s no more experimentation with women.

    I’m not saying there’s not a small fraction of a percentage of males who are bisexual, but it is microscopic. And the amount of gay male characters in film who sleep with women is just ridiculous and homophobic.

  17. Meanwhile says

    Just to clear up some apparent confusion:

    No one goes to see Ryan Phillippe for his acting ability. So to criticize his acting ability is entirely irrelevant.

  18. Michael says

    Believe me, if whomever hold legal rights to the title can smell money by releasing a “director’s cut” it is bound to happen … and if it is successful it will be followed by an Unrated Director’s Cut, a two-disc ultimate Director’s Cut and a blooper reel and god knows whatever else they can possibly find to bleed out of it … it’s Hollywood and it’s all about the money …

  19. says

    Uhmm, is there any part of this that I’m supposed to be ecstatic about…so far I have seen the “youtube” video, haven’t seen anyone naked…oh well…so much for the director’s cut(I really thought there will be at least 1 nude butt in the film…hell no!)

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