Gay Film Reviews: The Trip
This is very rare for an indie gay film to reach
such a large audience and it is due in part to the
fact that the film has crossover appeal with Alexis
Arquette, Jill St. John, Julie Brown and others.
This film tells the innocent love story of two
men set against the backdrop of the modern gay civil
rights struggle. Furthermore, the film shows a beautiful
and understanding mother played by Jill. St. John
(every gay man’s dream mother!) The film has
been called a "G-Rated Disney Gay Film"
From polyester to parachute pants, THE TRIP is
the hilarious but bittersweet
story of a long-term romance between two gorgeous
young men. It is a gentle farce about the foibles
of relationships and a sweeping chronicle of the
turbulent early days of the modern gay rights movement.
This on-again-off-again love story unfolds against
two remarkable decades of gay history. The Trip
begins in 1973 Los Angeles, a time when its two
college-age protagonists couldn't be further apart.
Tommy Ballenger is a "radical homosexual"
activist and Alan Oakley is a "straight"
diehard Nixon Republican. When the scheming actions
of a closet-case mogul and Anita Bryant bring things
to a head, it's hard to see how truelove can survive.
After being separated until 1984, the two are reunited
on a cross-country road trip but the Federales are
hot on their trail.
Miles Swain is now on DVD Order Now!
Also See: Gay TV Networks,
Theatre Box Office,
Some of the top Gay Movie Purchases
on DVD are:
- Party Monster Shockumentary on
DVD, directed by Randy Barbato
- Danny in the Sky with Thierry
- Under One Roof (2002) A romantic
comedy about a closeted Chinese-American boy in
San Francisco who falls in love with his mother's
new tenent. Stars Jay Wong, Jmes Marks and Sandra
- His Secret Life DVD (2002)
is the final installment in the erotica trilogy
from acclaimed director Ferzan Ozpetek (Steam:
The Turkish Bath).
- The Man I Love (2002), a love
story in French style from Director Stéphane
Top Gay Films
Also be sure to check out Saved! in theatres now
across the US... Angelica Theatre in Dallas and