We Know What Boys Like | Chicago Reader

We Know What Boys Like

Eight videos on the varieties of gay desire. Phillip J. Bartell's mockumentary L.T.R. (2002), which follows a young couple from mindless infatuation to a rupture caused by their failure to accept each other's differences, effectively foregrounds relationship cliches of which few seem aware while living through them. Barry Alexander Brown's Straight No Chaser (2002) builds on a contrived premise—a straight man who inherits a gay bar pretends to be gay to avoid hurting the business—but his learning-to-be-gay scenes are quite amusing. And while there's nothing really wrong with Vincent Mtzlplck's A Bear's Story—about plump gay men accepting their bodies and finding love—its artless, feel-good tone makes after-school specials look edgy. 100 min.


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