It’s a 2012 gay movie, but I only just saw it. And it is a very real movie, touching on most of the insecurities of the gay man. As I watched, it didn’t matter that the movie was set in New York and the lives of the characters largely different from mine; I could totally relate. The divides were blurred, and I realized that behind the diverse ethnicities and races, all gay men are essentially the same, with the same questions about life and love.
If you haven’t seen it, you totally should. There were scenes that are hilarious, and others that are thought-provoking. Like this one I’m about to outline. So ok, five college friends – Magnus, Kyle, Joey, Sebastian and Langston (a lesbian) – came together in New York to hang out for a weekend. And during that time, they made discoveries about themselves that only such a time together could have enabled. Magnus had just revealed to his friends that the guy he was currently seeing was someone he met online. And the following dialogue was part of what ensued.
Joey: How do you know you can trust Ryan when you met him just four months ago on some hookup site?
Magnus: The same guys online are the same guys we see at clubs, the same guys we see at prides… How do you know you can trust anybody until you can trust them? Whether you meet them online, the club, the gym, church –
Joey: Uh-uh, if you meet them at church, then you know you cannot trust them.
LOL. Okay, that line killed me. Really? The church gays are not to be trusted?