Monday, May 30, 2016

Dorian Blues (2004)

Director: Tennyson Bardwell

Stars: Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steve Fletcher

Anxiety is the main course for young Dorian Lagatos but these are not your average adolescence blues. Not only is he going through high school purgatory but also struggling to move out of the shadow of his star athlete brother while dueling with his domineering, homophobic father. Dorian, a self-described "stereotypical gay," is so horrified by his father's reaction he enlists his brother to help him "think straight". Acceptance, however, may lie only at the end of his journey through boozy counselors, swing-dancing strippers and sudden emotional discoveries.

This movie takes an interesting look at coming out as gay and all of the problems that come with it, while growing up in a conservative household. It takes a funny look at a serious subject. The main character, Dorian, goes off to college to fall for a guy to only think that it will last forever. It is what he has seen in his suburban up bring. This movie takes on these issues and many more in a humorous way.

This movie is well worth giving it a chance. I thought it was going to be another dull coming out story. I was wrong. It was pretty funny to see how other people deal with this problem. Check it out. Enjoy.

Dorian Blues (2004) Trailer

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