Vincent Gagliostro, U.S., 2017, 100 min.
An artist and activist from ACT UP who lived through the early years of HIV/AIDS, Sam (Alan Cumming of “The Good Wife”) is a man scarred by and still struggling with survivor’s guilt. Cemented into an oppressive past, he is bewildered by a younger generation of carefree gay men, with their uninhibited use of social media, their sexting, and their seeming political indifference. But when he meets the seductive young Braeden (Zachary Booth) at a bar late one night, their pants quickly come down and, eventually, so does Sam’s ossified guard. As the pair becomes increasingly intimate, an intergenerational relationship blossoms between them — one capable of reawakening Sam’s artistic soul and reviving his wilted heart.
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