Cinema: Objects Of Our Affection

Gay films are moving into the mainstream. But you don't have to be gay to find that a good thing

Fate, that impish old bitch, has thrown the smart one and the cute one in bed together for the first time. So far, they have been just friends, but now what? The cute one, topless and asleep, rolls over against the smart one, who suddenly dares to hope and grazes his love object with his fingers. A caress leads to a kiss--and then the cutie pie bolts up awake. Comedy! Drama! Horror! And, since the characters are both men, in a scene that stirs a smiling shudder of recognition in viewers straight and gay: Breakthrough!

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss, a bubbly...

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