Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965)

Director: David Secter

Stars: John Labow, Henry Tarvainen, Joy Fielding

It's the 1960s at the University of Toronto. Doug is a popular senior with an equally popular girlfriend. Peter is a shy freshman, and he is new to the big city. Peter and Doug become best friends and soon start spending a lot of time together and playing in the snow. When Doug brings Peter to a steam bath and washes his back, the friendship seems headed to a whole new level, at least in Doug's mind. But when Peter emerges from a party after having sex with a co-ed, things get even more complicated. Doug becomes angry and hurt.

This was a groundbreaking movie for its time. Gay movies were not made or seen in those days, so the creators really made some history with making this movie in college. The main problem with the movie is that it drags so much. I know the time it was made and that it was a college movie. It still was not that interesting to watch as a movie. You do learn about college life during that time period. Most people did not attend college in those days. You get that look into the past.

The acting and the writing was fine for the movie. It was just too draw out for me to really enjoy, but that is my opinion. If you are looking for a vintage movie with a gay scene in it, then you have to watch something else. It is just not in here, but you secretly want to see these two guys have sex or something. Watch it for the historical purpose, but not for a great movie to watch. Enjoy.

Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) Trailer

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