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Leather Jacket Love Story (1997)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 February 1998 (USA)
Kyle is 18, an aspiring poet hoping to find inspiration by moving to the arty Silver Lake neighborhood of LA, and maybe love too. On day one, he finds a funky coffee shop, where he hopes to do some writing, but instead meets an older hunk.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Tataryn ...
Kyle
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Mike
Geoff Moody ...
Ian (as Geoffrey Moody)
Héctor Mercado ...
Sam (as Hector Mercado)
Stephen J. McCarthy ...
Madge (as Steven J. McCarthy aka Madame Dish)
Erin Krystle ...
Charella
Craig Olsen ...
Amanda
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Martine
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Jack
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Julian
Worthie Meacham ...
Waitress (as Worthie Meacham aka Momma)
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Mom
Dennis Larkin ...
Youth
Sophie Poster ...
Grandma
Daniel Escobar ...
Zana
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Storyline

In this gay romantic comedy tinged with a bit of fetish, teen Kyle (Sean Tataryn) is a hopeful poet who, bored with his superficial life and West Hollywood friends, decides to move to the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, an area which he thinks is edgier and more artistic. Just after moving, Kyle discovers a neighborhood coffee shop, where he is hoping to get his poetic juices flowing, but instead meets a motorcycle riding 30-year-old carpenter (Christopher Bradley). Will their one night stand turn into something more? Written by TrivWhiz

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A Twink Meets Hunk Romance

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Budget:

$67,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,784 (USA) (22 February 1998)

Gross:

$12,784 (USA) (22 February 1998)
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California Gay rights pioneer Morris Kight appears in a cameo as a grumpy poet, his only feature film appearance. See more »

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References Casablanca (1942) See more »

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Sucker
Written by Ron Beck
Performed by Steven Andrews
Published by RB Songs, ASCAP
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Saved by the blonde
30 January 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I've just seen this film, 15 years after the event. It begins with the usual tedious clichés of gay-themed films: scene queens, bad drag and dull hunks. Once we get to see the young hero, a beautiful young actor by the name of Sean Tataryn, the plot evolves well. He falls for leather jacketed Christopher Bradley and the show goes from there. I see that one reviewer (who clearly needs glasses) thought the young man ugly. Dear God, he was one of the loveliest kids I've ever seen on the screen, more, he could act, turning in a sensitive and touching performance. I am truly sorry his career didn't develop.The film is a few beats better than most gay-themed films, and it was Sean who lifted it for me from a 4 to a 6.


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