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|Boys Life 6|
Actor: Boys Life 6
Directors: Carter Smith, Etienne Kallos, Somon Chainani, Mark Christopher
Genres: Drama, Gay & Lesbian
FOUR FILMS ABOUT LUST, DESIRE, AND CRUSHES. — BUGCRUSH — Ben, a small-town high school loner and introverted gay teen, is fascinated by the mysterious and dangerously seductive new kid in town, Grant. One night, Grant and hi... more »
Mediocre mix of gay short films
Bob Lind | Phoenix, AZ United States | 12/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen all six of Stand Releasing's "Boys Life" compilations, and
you certainly can't say they left the best for last. (In my opinion,
the first was the best, and it has gone progressively downhill since
The rating overall is an average for the four-film compilation,with each one also rated individually below:
BUGCRUSH (2006). A young gay high schooler develops an instant crush on the new "bad boy" at school, who immediately becomes part of the cool (and weird/goth) guys at school. When the new boy recognizes the gay boy's attention, he convinces him to go with two others boys to his empty house out in the country. There, the trip takes a detour from "hanging out with friends" to a rather sinister seduction scenario, based on the new boy's obsession with little poisonous bugs. Well acted and creative, but I object to the message it sends in the end. 2 stars out of 5.
DOORMAN (2006). The Latino doorman at a NYC apartment building has a steamy affair with a young man who lives in the building, and the subsequent rejection by him bothers him far more than he thought it would. Not much here, but the acting conveys the emotions well. 3 stars out of 5.
DAVY AND STU (2006). Reinforcing the concept of "opposites
attracting," two very different Scottish boys meet most nights in a
swampy bog, trying to negotiate their feelings for each other. Sweet and realistic, not real entertaining. 3 stars out of 5.
HEARTLAND (2007). A 21 year old gay NYC photographer travels back to his father's Iowa farm to help him save the farm from financial ruin. Along the way he comes out to his high school sweetheart, and the news travels back to his father, who doesn't take it well. Meanwhile, he makes friends with Ryan, his father's hunky young farmhand. Best of the bunch, 4 stars out of 5.
DVD has no extras.
Bugcrush Great Movie and Cautionary HIV Tale
Brendan J. | Lincolnwood, IL United States | 02/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't get over what an AMAZING movie Bugcrush is, I was riveted to my seat, and have showed it to all my friends who were all blown away. Don't want to give anything away, but be prepared for a ride you've never taken!"
Robert Lett | Richmond, Va United States | 04/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not a huge fan of Boys Life films but had heard a lot about Bugcrush and it definitely lived up to expectaions. Creepy, erotic and wayyyy sick...loved it."