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Dorian Blues (2004)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 September 2006 (Germany)
High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him.

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Dorian Lagatos
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Nicky Lagatos
Steve Fletcher ...
Tom Lagatos (as Steven Charles Fletcher)
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Maria Lagatos
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Spooky
Ryan Kelly Berkowitz ...
Tiffany (as Ryan Kelly Berkowitz) (as Ryan K. Berkowitz)
Chris Dallman ...
Andrew
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Therapist
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Social Worker
Cody Nickell ...
Ben
Jack Abele ...
Ben's Father
Richard Burke ...
Muscles
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Ellie
Carl Dana ...
Priest
Portia Kamons ...
Party Matchmaker
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Storyline

Coming-of-age. A small-town young man realizes why he's such a misfit - he's gay! Adolescence is proving a pain for the always-thinking Dorian. He's an outcast and the butt of classmates' fag jokes at high school. He's different and understands why when he reaches the conclusion that he's a "stereotypical gay." He soon announces this discovery to his homophobic, Nixon-loving dad. As Dad throws him out of the house, Dorian's off to NYU to encounter a new world of coffee houses, sophisticates and handsome men. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes finding yourself is a matter of checking the closet. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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28 September 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Dorian Blues - Eine witzig-spritzige Tragödie  »

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Budget:

$185,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,605 (USA) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$71,469 (USA) (10 February 2006)
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Steve Fletcher is credited in two different ways, as Steven Charles Fletcher in the opening credits, and as Steven C. Fletcher in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

[Dorian tells his father he's gay]
Tom Lagatos: [laughs] Son, you don't even know the meaning of the word.
Dorian Lagatos: I don't know the word "gay" means?
Tom Lagatos: I doubt it.
Dorian Lagatos: Well, you're wrong.
Tom Lagatos: What's it mean?
Dorian Lagatos: It means I like men - not you, maybe, but in general.
Tom Lagatos: You hear the anger there? Hm? You see, that's the crux to all of this. You're so angry at me, you'd do anything to try and shock me.
Dorian Lagatos: Of course I'm angry at you, because you've never had anything but contempt for me.
Tom Lagatos: You think this is gonna help?
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Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Arranged by Carla Lother
Performed by Carla Lother, Dan Rosengard & Ensemble
Courtesy of Museum Music
By Arrangement with Vault Music Services
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one of the best films at the 2004 Frameline SF Gay Film Festival
26 June 2004 | by (sf, ca) – See all my reviews

When the film was introduced as another coming out story, I was less than enthused, since although coming out is an important and (unfortunately) enduring subject to cover, it's been done often (both well and less-than-wonderfully) before. I was amazed, though, at how well this film dealt with the topic, but more importantly, what a thoroughly enjoyable film it was - the acting, story line, situations, characters and most of the all the humor - often conveyed thru the dialogue and really funny film techniques - was all first rate. Add to all this the fact that this was the straight director's first feature length film, and it is truly an amazing achievement. One of the most enjoyable screenings at this years Frameline SF Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.


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