A Four Letter Word (2008)



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Writer/director Casper Andreas' thoughtful, ensemble-driven sex comedy A Four Letter Word embodies a loose sequel to his 2004 Slutty Summer, with several of the tertiary characters from that earlier effort, including Peter, Luke, and Marilyn, foregrounded here. As in his prior effort, Andreas relies on humorous situations, characters, and setups to ask the sober question of how it is possible to maintain the integrity of gay love in an atmosphere of unbridled hedonism, replete with such pleasures as homosexual orgies (or "fourgies"), transvestism, and naked yoga. The filmmaker hones in on several colorful characters. At the center of the story are porno-shop proprietors Zeke, a gay rights crusader, and the nymphomaniacal, muscle-bound queen Luke, who finds it hard to commit to anyone. Luke's partner is Stephen, who initially expresses interest in a committed relationship, then chucks it all for a swinging lifestyle. Meanwhile, the newly engaged Marilyn grapples with her Alcoholics Anonymous program, and live-in lovers Derek and Peter must contend with the petty irritations of sharing a residence.
Comedy , Romance , Gay & Lesbian
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Charlie David
as Stephen
Cory Grant
as Zeke
JR Rolley
as Derek
J.R. Rolley
as Derek
Virginia Bryan
as Marilyn
Allison Lane
as Trisha
Jamie Bixby
as Brandy
Wayne Chang
as AA Member
Carol Carter
as Sheila
Michael Ferriera
as Tes Ticles
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Critic Reviews for A Four Letter Word

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

Archer's acting is overly arch, but Cory Grant is quite effective as Zeke.

Full Review… | June 23, 2008
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The cliches of bad gay filmmaking were lampooned in 2006's Another Gay Movie. Well, here's another gay movie. Things haven't moved an inch.

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film also serves up latte-frothy glimpses of an all-drag bridal shower, an erotic spinning class, and - all of 90 seconds into the proceedings -- naked yoga. Don't forget to bring your wipe-down towel.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

A Four Letter Word is a surprisingly endearing romantic comedy that explores gay relationships with low-budget verve.

March 28, 2008
New York Times
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The semi-earnest A Four Letter Word comes off like an insular gay sitcom, a la Paul Rudnick's Jeffrey, but without the honed verbal wit.

Full Review… | July 13, 2007
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[Director] Andreas rescues A Four Letter Word from being merely a raunchy lil' romance by showing how his characters are steeped in a culture of therapy that has filled Americans with endless, compulsive self-analysis and self-doubt.

July 12, 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Audience Reviews for A Four Letter Word


The movie seems to be exactly the movie that the filmmakers intended to make, and their audience wants to see. But, alas, I'm obviously not a member of this target audience.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Typical but funny. If you aren't gay and shallow then this movie is def not for you. Otherwise sit back and enjoy the hot men and multiple cock shots!

Daryl D
Daryl D

Cute ultimately sweet movie. Some good performances some ragged.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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