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Strapped (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 17 July 2010 (USA)
A handsome young prostitute learns about life and love during a sex-filled odyssey in an apartment building filled with strange inhabitants.

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Joseph Graham

Writer:

Joseph Graham
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Cast

Credited cast:
Benjamin Bonenfant ... Hustler (as Ben Bonenfant)
Nick Frangione ... Gary
Artem Mishin ... John
Michael Carlisi Michael Carlisi ... Gypsy Troubadour
Paul Gerrior Paul Gerrior ... Sam
Carlo D'Amore ... Leon
Katherine Celio ... David's Wife
Michael Klinger Michael Klinger ... David
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raphael Barker ... Jacob
Sharon Camhi Sharon Camhi ... Gypsy Band
John Kiernan John Kiernan ... Tommy
Mia Paschal Mia Paschal ... Gypsy Band
Don Seaver Don Seaver ... Gypsy Band
Michael Vega ... Sexy Man
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Storyline

A routine trick at a man's apartment propels a cynical hustler into a series of strange and life-changing encounters in this stunningly photographed drama from San Francisco-based Joseph Graham. Tall and lanky with a mop of unruly dark hair, the young man makes for an attractive prostitute - handsome in body, amiable in personality and efficient in sex. He's just out to make a buck, one guy at a time. But this coldly efficient rent boy begins to look at himself in a different way one stormy night when he finds himself lost in a maze-like apartment building. The evening begins with a tryst with a beefy but timid man unused to gay sex. Their "session" becomes surprisingly tender for both. But time is money, and he's off - that is, he'd be off if he could find the exit. His unexpected odyssey leads him to a series of encounters: there is one with a "straight" guy with issues; a cocaine-fueled queen who thinks he knows him; an older man, hidden away in a leaky attic apartment who assists ... Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Prostituto See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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AltarBoy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Leon: What would you do without cock? In a world without cock, you'd starve. It'd be like last man on the planet trying to suck his own cock because its all gone and she'd starve.
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Soundtracks

Gypsy Music
Written by Don Seaver
Performed by Don Seaver & Mia Paschal
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Astonishingly good
13 January 2011 | by jm10701See all my reviews

An astonishing, spectacularly good little movie - much, MUCH better than anybody has words to say. Sexy and poetic, lyrical and heartbreaking and soaring. It is as mundane as a leaking roof and as wide and glorious as the universe. To say it is about a hustler turning tricks is like saying the Odyssey is about a guy who got stuck in traffic on the way home.

Its minor flaws, so tiny they are almost insignificant - sloppy camera focus in crucial scenes, occasionally ponderous dialog, the total lack of tongues during the all-important kiss - simply make it better, realer, more human, as tiny flaws in great works of art always do.

If I could have seen only one gay movie in all my life, this is the one I would want it to be.


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