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Luster (2002)





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Written and directed by independent filmmaker Everett Lewis, Luster is a low-budget romantic comedy. Would-be poet Jackson (Justin Herwick) is tired of orgies and wants to settle down. While working at the record store owned by Sam (Shane Powers), he attracts the affection of good boy Derek (Sean Thibodeau). However, he would rather have bad boy Billy (Jonah Blechman), who's involved with rock star Sonny Spike (Willie Garson). Meanwhile, Jackson's cousin Jed (B. Wyatt) arrives in town from Iowa and agrees to get naked for lesbian photographer Alyssa (Pamela Gidley). The soundtrack features music by Pansy Division, Cecil Seaskull (from Nerdy Girl), and Third Grade Teacher.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Gay & Lesbian, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Everett Lewis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 9, 2003
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Justin Herwick
as Jackson Jones
B. Wyatt
as Jed/Orgy Body
Pam Gidley
as Alyssa
Willie Garson
as Sonny Spike
Gabriel Dell Jr.
as Private Investigator
Norman Reedus
as Sextools Delivery Bo...
Chris Freeman
as Kurt Domain
JD Cullum
as Ned Smythe
Brian Grillo
as Bartender
Patti Scanlon
as Stoned Customer
Peter Taylor
as Madonna Customer
Nick Hyman
as Bribed Customer
Nicole Dillenberg
as Pressure Zone Editor...
Lesa Carlson
as Pressure Zone Editor...
Tim Taylor
as Scooterboy
Mikee McCraine
as Orgy Girl
Beth Lapides
as Gallery Owner
as Herman/Orgy Body
Steve Berra
as Skaterboy
Chad Kula
as Pressure Zone Photog...
Justin Bloomenthal
as Impressionable Custo...
Tra-Mi Callahan
as No Life Content Cust...
Adana Gardner
as Orgy Body
Mark Gardner
as Orgy Body
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Critic Reviews for Luster

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Lively, from-the-heart script ... and terrific, natural performances that, like the film itself, are cumulatively affecting.

Full Review… | November 19, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Luster has a charming, skittish quality, and Lewis finds pathos and humor in his characters' often painful search for love.

Full Review… | October 16, 2003
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Surprisingly bland considering the outrageousness of many of the situations.

September 22, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

If Mr. Lewis intends Luster as a gay romantic fantasy, the fantasy is entirely one-sided.

Full Review… | September 11, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 21, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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