Episode 18: Zero Patience (1993)

In 1984 French Canadian flight attendant Gaétan Dugas was falsely accused of bringing H.I.V. to America. He was dubbed “Patient Zero.” In 1993 John Greyson wrote and directed a movie musical about the myth. Zero Patience is raunchy, surreal and political. A sharp contrast to the film Philadelphia that it premiered alongside. I’ve grown to love it. My guest was not a fan.

This episode includes spoilers and strong language.

And that concludes season two! Thank you so much for listening!

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Episode 17: Our Sons (1991)

In 1985 John Erman directed the groundbreaking TV film An Early Frost. One of the first films to address the AIDS epidemic. In 1991 he returned the subject in Our Sons. Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret play the disapproving mothers of a gay couple (Hugh Grant and Zeljko Ivanek). Zeljko’s dying of AIDS so the women go on a road trip to visit them. Cue fights, tears and a sprinkling of camp.

This episode includes spoilers and strong language.

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Episode 2: Trick (1999)

Trick follows a songwriter (Christian Campbell) and a go-go boy (John Paul Pitoc) who meet cute on a New York subway train. A series of obstacles will hinder their search for a place to hook up. These include Tori Spelling, Steve Hayes and the marvelous Coco Peru. Director Jim Fall announced plans for a sequel on Trick’s 20th anniversary. We decided to rewatch the original and see how we felt about it in 2020.

This episode contains spoilers and strong language.

Trick is currently available on Amazon Prime, itunes and YouTube.

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Episode 1: Jeffrey (1995)

Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey premiered Off-Broadway on December 31, 1992. The starry film adaptation was released in the summer of 1995. It was one of the first LGBT movie romcoms. The comic cameos are still delightful. How does the central romance hold up? We take a look in today’s spoiler filled episode.

The film is currently available on Amazon Prime, itunes and TUBI.

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