5 de dez de 2011

Strapped



Um ótimo filme sobre um garoto de programa que visita um cliente em um prédio. Depois de transar com ele, ele tenta sair do prédio e não consegue, conhecendo outros de seus moradores. 

Nesse prédio, e em conhecendo alguns de seus moradores, o jovem tem a oportunidade de se moldar conforme o gosto do freguês, mas também acaba descobrindo um pouco sobre si mesmo.

Minha Cotação: * * * *

Crítica | New York Times

MOVIE REVIEW | 'STRAPPED'

http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/09/24/movies/24strapped.html

By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS
Published: September 23, 2010

“I like adventure,” says the boyish gay hustler (Ben Bonenfant) at the heart of “Strapped” Joseph Graham’s dreamlike debut feature. The statement may or may not be true, but it helps fabricate the persona of the moment: what makes this particular young man desirable — aside from a guileless face, a knowing body and a sweet disposition — is the facility to morph into whomever his customer most desires.

Over the course of one long, rainy night in a labyrinthine apartment building, the hustler will play a long-lost friend, a reminder of spent youth and a dangerous liaison, each successive encounter nudging him toward self-examination. The film’s intellectual aspirations are evident (the dialogue is peppered with Foucault and Shakespeare), but not oppressively so, and the actors perform with an ease that smoothes the story’s episodic structure. Especially notable are Paul Gerrior, as an aging civil-rights warrior, and Nick Frangione, as a lonely trick more interested in connection than sex.

Moodily lighted and photographed by Matthew Boyd (whose work belies the production’s ultra-low budget), “Strapped” grafts familiar gay stereotypes onto an unfamiliar template. Filling the screen with orgasmic faces rather than thrashing bodies, Mr. Graham’s economical style encourages multiple readings of each stop on a journey we all take sooner or later, whatever our sexual orientation.


STRAPPED


Written and directed by Joseph Graham; director of photography, Matthew Boyd; edited by Sharon Franklin; music by Count; production designer, William King; costumes by Premstar Santana; produced by Mr. Graham and Bill Parker; released by TLA Releasing. At the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village. Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes. This film is not rated.


WITH: Ben Bonenfant (the Hustler), Artem Mishin (John), Michael Carlisi (Gypsy Troubadour), Carlo D’Amore (Leon), Raphael Barker (Jacob), Paul Gerrior (Sam), Nick Frangione (Gary) and John Kiernan (Tommy).

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