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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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Ben
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Ben's Father
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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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28 September 2006 (Germany)  »

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Dorian Blues - Eine witzig-spritzige Tragödie  »

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$185,000 (estimated)

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$12,605 (USA) (25 September 2005)

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$72,234 (USA) (16 February 2006)
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First feature film role for Austin Basis. See more »

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Nicky Lagatos: You sneaky little...
Dorian Lagatos: Sn- sneaky? I don't think sneaky is a straight word, bro. Try BALLSY!
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References The Karate Kid (1984) See more »

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Dorian Riff
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A Quality Film
26 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Dorian Blues" is indeed worth seeing. The acting is considerable. "The story" has been told many times, but this movie has an air of freshness to it, perhaps mostly because of the overall quality of the film.

Without losing it's low-voltage current of kindly nature and good humor, this movie came close to showing some deeper levels of inner-struggles of those around a person coming out. Yet the self-absorption of the gay character was allowed to overshadow the likely introspection of the overly macho dad, the gay-friendly quarterback and the not-so-clueless mother.

By necessity so many of today's (and yesterday's) independent art films are shot on low budgets and rather poorly produced, but this film appears to have had a big budget and top-quality production. The low-rent "statement films" are getting more difficult to endure (especially @ $9.50 a ticket), yet I understand the need for them.

Thanks and Kudos to the producers of "Dorian Blues!"


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