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Luster (2002)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 March 2002 (USA)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA ... See full summary »

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Everett Lewis

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Dennis Cooper (poetry), Everett Lewis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Herwick Justin Herwick ... Jackson
Shane Powers ... Sam
B. Wyatt B. Wyatt ... Jed / Orgy Body (as b. Wyatt)
Pamela Gidley ... Alyssa
Susannah Melvoin Susannah Melvoin ... Sandra
Jonah Blechman ... Billy
Sean Thibodeau ... Derek
Willie Garson ... Sonny Spike
Gabriel Dell Jr. Gabriel Dell Jr. ... Private Investigator (as Gabriel Dell jr.)
Henriette Mantel ... Sam's Mom
Norman Reedus ... Sextools Delivery Boy (as Norman Reedis)
Chris Freeman Chris Freeman ... Kurt Domain
JD Cullum ... Ned Smythe (as J.D. Cullum)
Brian Grillo Brian Grillo ... Bartender
Michael McCraine ... Orgy Girl (as Mikee McCraine)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store, is at the center of Everett Lewis' twisted black LA comedy. He's got a crush on the sexy young blonde, Billy, who he met at an orgy the other night. But Billy's not into him, he's in love with Sonny, a musician into S&M. Even though Billy doesn't want Jackson, two other guys do: Derek, a clean-cut record store customer, and Sam, the supposedly straight record store owner. Into this mix is thrown Jed, Jackson's hunky cousin, which leads Jackson to seriously contemplate the technicalities of incest. Before he can do anything about it, though, Jed is seduced by Jackson's lesbian artist friend. What's a boy to do? Written by Anonymous

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What Makes You Shine ? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

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1.33 : 1
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Crazy Credits

All Opening Credits List only the First Name of the Cast and or Crew member. See more »

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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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Performed by Third Grade Teacher
©Third Grade Teacher / 3GT publishing, 1996 [ASCAP]
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Interesting Movie - Sean Thibodeau as Derek does a Great Job
8 December 2005 | by RexLASee all my reviews

Fun movie about alternative life in LA.

Sean Thibodeau as Derek gives it an interesting twist and gives a poignant performance.

His character gives the movie its heart and sole.

Shows an interesting side to LA and people trying to find there way.

Some of the characters seem a bit extreme, but does add to the theme of the movie.

Jackson makes for an interesting protagonist: watching his evolution makes the movie interesting.

He and Derek make for an unusual pair but that makes it even more intriguing.

For a low budget movie it really does an excellent job.

Worth your time to watch.

The transition between Jackson and Derek makes the movie.


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