Young hustler Adam (Ben Bonenfant) shares a surprisingly honest and gentle encounter with a man who longs for a gay experience. Adam tries to appear concerned while actually remaining detached, but his concern becomes real.
After leaving the man’s apartment, Adam becomes lost in the apartment complex. His encounters with other tenants range from touching to funny to scary. Adam transforms, chameleon-like, whenever his eyes meet another man’s. He becomes what that man wants, in order to make money. Behind the games and the handsome face, however, Adam obviously wants something other than money. He wants an acceptance and understanding of himself.
Writer/director Joseph Graham manages to create a world within the tangled confines of the apartment complex. Every room reveals a different part of that world, and a different side of Adam. It all happens within that small setting, and within the span of little more than a night. However, Adam grows and begins to see more possibilities for his life.
Ben Bonenfant’s charm and emotional range help make the story believable and compelling. Though he works with several actors, the movie relies on his individual chemistry with each of them. A strong soundtrack and intriguing camera work further strengthen Joseph Graham’s unusual film.
Distributed by TLA Releasing.
By The Movie Strapped
Read about Duane Simolke’s books at Goodreads and I Must Be Dreaming.
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