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Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Billy Collier (as Sean P. Hayes)
Armando Valdes-Kennedy ...
Fernando
Mr. Dan ...
Drag Queen
Chad Boardman ...
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Rodney Chester ...
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Georgiana
Les Borsay ...
Les
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Gabriel
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Holly
Niles Jenson ...
Diedre
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Andrew
Mark Allen Anderson ...
Peter (as Mark Anderson)
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Donna
Richard Ganoung ...
Perry
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Storyline

Billy, a struggling young gay photographer (who likes Polaroids), tired of being the "other man", falls in love with Gabriel, a waiter and aspiring musician who is probably straight but possibly gay or at least curious. Billy tries to get Gabriel to model for his latest project, a series of remakes of famous Hollywood screen kisses, featuring male couples, while also trying to win his affections. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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Lights!... Camera!... Attraction!

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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24 July 1998 (USA)  »

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Billy's Hollywood  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$117,089 (USA) (24 July 1998)

Gross:

$2,020,700 (USA) (18 September 1998)
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Trivia

Richard Ganoung (Perry) starred in a groundbreaking gay-themed film called "Parting Glances", set in the mid-80s when the AIDS crisis was at its peak. His best friend, a gay man who had AIDS, was played by a very young Steve Buscemi. See more »

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Level of wine in the bottle when Billy and Gabriel are on the beach. See more »

Quotes

Gundy: [playing the guitar and singing] Life's been so empty without one like you. You're gay friend caused some friction, but you don't condem my drug addiction. I want to eat you, I want to taste you, I want to swallow you. She calls herself Georgina.
Georgiana: Georgiana.
Gundy: [cont. singing] Oh I need her, oh I do. She calls herself Georgina.
Georgiana: Georgiana, with an 'A'.
Gundy: [cont. singing] I need her, I do. I wish I would have met you just a week ago because I smoked something and what it was I just don't know. And now I'm ...
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A Tommy O'Haver trifle See more »

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References Polyester (1981) See more »

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Do What You Wanna
Written & Performed by Ramsey Lewis
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A Love Story...
16 June 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

If you watch this movie expecting Sean Hayes to play a Jack McFarland ("Will & Grace") type character, you'll be disappointed. His portrayal of Billy is low-key & pensive. He's adorable (instead of obnoxious & swishy) with a little boy twinkle in his eyes. Billy is a photographer from Indiana who has relocated to Los Angeles. He comes across a waiter/bass player (Brad Rowe as Gabriel, a character I'm not too crazy about) working in a coffee shop, who becomes his model & the object of his affection. Supposedly, Gabriel is straight & has a "girlfriend" in San Francisco. The sexual tension between these two can be cut with a knife (it's nerve wracking.) I especially like the scenes where Billy opens up to Gabriel about his life & experiences. Telling him the types of things you'd only share with someone you truly feel connected to. Is Gabriel gay?? Will they get together??... (The film has great sets, & beautiful colors. There are also hideous drag queens on hand. The one who lip syncs Petula Clark tunes is horrendous looking & it's amusing hearing/seeing Pet Clark's voice come out of that face!)


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