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Boys Life 2 (1997)

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Like its predecessor Boys Life, Boys Life 2 compiles several short films that deal with gay issues both seriously and comically. "Must Be the Music" follows four teenagers, three of whom are gay, as they spend a night looking for something to do in Los Angeles and end up at a dance club. "Nunzio's Second Cousin" stars Vincent D'Onofrio as Sgt. Tony Randozzy, a gay Chicago police detective who enacts a very special revenge on Jimmy (Miles Perlich), a young man he picks up on a gay-bashing charge: at gunpoint, he forces Jimmy to have dinner with him and his mother (Eileen Brennan) as his date for the evening. "Alkali, Iowa" concerns Jack (J.D. Cerna), a gay teenager coming of age in a farming community. Growing up with a dead war-hero father, a mother (Mary Beth Hurt) who is emotionally distant, and as the only openly gay man in the community, Jack isn't sure how to feel about his sexuality, until he finds a stack of beefcake magazines that belonged to his dad. And "Trevor" (which won a 1995 Oscar for Best Short Subject) tells the tale of Trevor (Brett Barsky), a stocky and uncoordinated young gay man with two obsessions: the music of Diana Ross and Pinky (Jonah Rooney), a good-looking boy in his class.

Cast

Michael Saucedo
as Eric [Must Be the Music]
Justin Urich
as Kevin [Must Be the Music]
Travis Sher
as Dave [Must Be the Music]
Milo Ventimiglia
as Jason [Must Be the Music]
Vincent D'Onofrio
as Tony Randozza
Miles Perlich
as Jimmy [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Eileen Brennan
as Mrs. Randozzo [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Harry Walters Jr.
as Tony's Date
Mary Beth Hurt
as June [Alkali, Iowa]
J.D. Cerna
as Jack Gudmanson [Alkali, Iowa]
Kent Broadhurst
as Roger ("Blondie") [Alkali, Iowa]
Ellen Hamilton Latzen
as Carol [Alkali, Iowa]
Ed Seamon
as Bill [Alkali, Iowa]
Greg Villepique
as Jacko [Alkali, Iowa]
Brett Barsky
as Trevor [Trevor]
Stephen Tobolowsky
as Father Joe [Trevor]
Judy Kain
as Trevor's Mom [Trevor]
John Lizzi
as Trevor's Dad [Trevor]
Jonah Rooney
as Pinky Farraday [Trevor]
Allen Doraine
as Walter Stiltman [Trevor]
Germane Montel
as Eric's Friend/Lead Dancer [Must Be the Music]
Gabriel Fuller
as Kissing Boy #1 [Must Be the Music]
Ryan Vernotico
as Kissing Boy #2 [Must Be the Music]
Grant Swanson
as Matt [Must Be the Music]
Eddie Mui
as Gregg [Must Be the Music]
Jason Adelman
as Michael [Must Be the Music]
David Ko
as Michael's Friend [Must Be the Music]
Chris Fuentes
as D.J. [Must Be the Music]
Harry Waters Jr.
as Randozzo's Date [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Christian Meali
as Homophobe 2 [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Seth Green
as Homophobe 3 [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Jarred Blanchard
as Homophobe 4 [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Josh Schaefer
as Homophobe 5 [Nunzio's Second Cousin]
Peter Maloney
as Senior [The DadShuttle]
Matt McGrath
as Junior [The DadShuttle]
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Strand's anthology of four gay short films is terrifically entertaining, and while each is interesting, the best is no doubt is Alkalai by Christopher, who shows great promise as feature director.

June 11, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Variety
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