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Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)

Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
James Andrews James Andrews ... Waiter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mary Beth Aylesworth Mary Beth Aylesworth ... Kissing Couple (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Mike Barbour Mike Barbour ... Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Steve Bilich ... Shower Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Wendy Brokaw Wendy Brokaw ... Nadia (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Bojesse Christopher ... Bryan (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Dennis Christopher ... Mr. Reese (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Adrian Davey Adrian Davey ... Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Kimberly Flynn ... Vicky (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Richard Foster Richard Foster ... Dad (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Will Gorgess Will Gorgess ... Steamroom Guy (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Terry Herrington Terry Herrington ... Weightlifter (segment "Pool Days") (archive footage)
Nick Kokotakis ... Russell Williams (archive footage) (as Nick Poletti)
Russell Scott Lewis Russell Scott Lewis ... Matt Wesson (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)
Matt Nolan ... Tom Peters (segment "The Disco Years") (archive footage)


Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the summer, he realizes and embraces that he's gay. In "A Friend of Dorothy," Winston arrives from upstate for his freshman year at NYU. He has to figure out, with some help from Anne, a hometown friend, how to build a social life as a young gay man in the city. In "The Disco Years," Tom looks back on 1978, the year in high school that he came out of the closet after one joyful and several painful encounters. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

30 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meninos e Amores See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$12,588, 2 October 1994

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Strand Releasing See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Three Gay Scenarios!
27 October 2001 | by guil12See all my reviews

Three delicious gay-themed short stories in one. POOL DAYS about a young boy who discovers what steam rooms [my what gorgeous hunks] and shower rooms and locker rooms are all about. He makes an attempt to try it out but never really jumps in the pool. Too bad. In FRIEND OF DOROTHY [that's all about being a lover of Judy Garland] we follow another young boy who is desperately trying to get hit on while attending NYU. He finally does get his gorgeous roomy in a very sensual scene only to see him graduate. Can't believe that this cutie patootie can't get laid in the Village. He sits around in Washington Square Park and gets passed over. Not real. But, again, all the actors are gorgeous. Finally there's DISCO YEARS. Young boy meets another beautiful blonde beauty playing tennis, and finally they meet for a midnight nude dip in the pool and turn it into a one night stand of passion. But, after some accepting of his sexuality and confessing to his Mom, who seems a bit too strained and lost in her own world of disco, he ends up coming to terms with his life and dances his disco buns off. All three films are American produced and sometimes the acting is obvious, but the guys are gorgeous to look at and some of the leads do a decent job of it. I always wonder how they do those wet kissing scenes. If these actors are straight, how do they put so much into the sexual scenes as well? My hats off to their believability.

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