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Shelter
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Shelter is a 2007 American romantic drama film produced by JD Disalvatore and directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. It stars Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, and Tina Holmes. It was the winner of "Outstanding Film – Limited Release" at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards, Best New Director and Favorite Narrative Feature at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the People's Choice Award for Best Feature at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.  Shelter represents the feature directorial debut of Markowitz.

Zach is an aspiring young artist living in San Pedro, California. He has put off his dreams of going to art school in order to work and help his older sister Jeanne, his disabled father, and his five-year-old nephew Cody, whom he cares for most of the time as the irresponsible Jeanne spends her time partying. Working as a short-order cook to make ends meet, Zach uses his free time to paint, surf, and hang out with his on/off girlfriend Tori and his best friend Gabe.

When Gabe's older brother Shaun comes back home from Los Angeles for a few weeks, Zach and Shaun develop a close friendship as they go surfing together. Shaun, who is a published writer, encourages Zach to take control of his life and pursue his ambition of going to CalArts. One night after drinking, Shaun kisses Zach. However, Zach is not prepared to give in to his feelings immediately and struggles with whether or not he may be gay. Soon, however, he goes to Shaun's house and the two start making out and spend the night together. Following this, Jeanne reveals her boyfriend Alan is heading to Portland for a job interview and she wants to go with him for the weekend so she needs Zach to look after Cody. Zach is reluctant, but agrees. When Shaun invites him over, he tells him to bring Cody along and the three have a great time together. Zach and Shaun's relationship begins to blossom, while at the same time Shaun builds a strong bond with Cody.


Zach feels uncomfortable when both Gabe and Jeanne learn about his relationship with Shaun. Although Gabe is supportive, Jeanne reveals her homophobic opinions and tells Zach that she does not want Cody hanging around Shaun because he is gay. She insists that since Cody's father is no longer in the picture, she needs Zach to be a positive influence and role model for Cody. At a party later that night, Zach becomes conflicted and ends things with Shaun, reasoning that he is not like him. Shaun tells him that it is obvious what he wants and calls him a coward for being too afraid to deal with it.
Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: 
''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!
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(06-22-2021, 05:57 PM)CellarDweller Wrote: [Image: xl_942384_a6a20124.jpg]

Shelter is a 2007 American romantic drama film produced by JD Disalvatore and directed and written by Jonah Markowitz. It stars Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, and Tina Holmes. It was the winner of "Outstanding Film – Limited Release" at the 2009 GLAAD Media Awards, Best New Director and Favorite Narrative Feature at the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the People's Choice Award for Best Feature at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival.  Shelter represents the feature directorial debut of Markowitz.

Zach is an aspiring young artist living in San Pedro, California. He has put off his dreams of going to art school in order to work and help his older sister Jeanne, his disabled father, and his five-year-old nephew Cody, whom he cares for most of the time as the irresponsible Jeanne spends her time partying. Working as a short-order cook to make ends meet, Zach uses his free time to paint, surf, and hang out with his on/off girlfriend Tori and his best friend Gabe.

When Gabe's older brother Shaun comes back home from Los Angeles for a few weeks, Zach and Shaun develop a close friendship as they go surfing together. Shaun, who is a published writer, encourages Zach to take control of his life and pursue his ambition of going to CalArts. One night after drinking, Shaun kisses Zach. However, Zach is not prepared to give in to his feelings immediately and struggles with whether or not he may be gay. Soon, however, he goes to Shaun's house and the two start making out and spend the night together. Following this, Jeanne reveals her boyfriend Alan is heading to Portland for a job interview and she wants to go with him for the weekend so she needs Zach to look after Cody. Zach is reluctant, but agrees. When Shaun invites him over, he tells him to bring Cody along and the three have a great time together. Zach and Shaun's relationship begins to blossom, while at the same time Shaun builds a strong bond with Cody.


Zach feels uncomfortable when both Gabe and Jeanne learn about his relationship with Shaun. Although Gabe is supportive, Jeanne reveals her homophobic opinions and tells Zach that she does not want Cody hanging around Shaun because he is gay. She insists that since Cody's father is no longer in the picture, she needs Zach to be a positive influence and role model for Cody. At a party later that night, Zach becomes conflicted and ends things with Shaun, reasoning that he is not like him. Shaun tells him that it is obvious what he wants and calls him a coward for being too afraid to deal with it.
One of my favourite movies. Believable plot, faultless acting and realistic dialogue. Sadly the the actor playing Zac appears to have vanished off the movie scene rumour having it his drug addiction got in the way. Odd, given that’s never kept anyone out of Hollywood. Interestingly the actor playing Shaun is supposedly straight - he does have me wondering if he really is 'just acting' in this production though. 

And praise be, this is one gay movie with a happy ending. I’m sick and tired of gay movies with tragic endings.
The Human Race is Insane.
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(06-23-2021, 01:58 AM)Karl Rand Wrote: One of my favourite movies. Believable plot, faultless acting and realistic dialogue. Sadly the the actor playing Zac appears to have vanished off the movie scene rumour having it his drug addiction got in the way. Odd, given that’s never kept anyone out of Hollywood. Interestingly the actor playing Shaun is supposedly straight - he does have me wondering if he really is 'just acting' in this production though. 

And praise be, this is one gay movie with a happy ending. I’m sick and tired of gay movies with tragic endings.

I'm glad you saw it, when I mention this movie, I sometimes get blank stares from people, they don't seem to remember it, nor seen it.

Yes, I was psyched by the happy ending (pun not intended) and I'm glad that I got a copy of the DVD when it was released. I've looked for it online since, and it seems to be hard to find now.
Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: 
''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!
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(06-23-2021, 04:00 AM)CellarDweller Wrote:
(06-23-2021, 01:58 AM)Karl Rand Wrote: One of my favourite movies. Believable plot, faultless acting and realistic dialogue. Sadly the the actor playing Zac appears to have vanished off the movie scene rumour having it his drug addiction got in the way. Odd, given that’s never kept anyone out of Hollywood. Interestingly the actor playing Shaun is supposedly straight - he does have me wondering if he really is 'just acting' in this production though. 

And praise be, this is one gay movie with a happy ending. I’m sick and tired of gay movies with tragic endings.

I'm glad you saw it, when I mention this movie, I sometimes get blank stares from people, they don't seem to remember it, nor seen it.

Yes, I was psyched by the happy ending (pun not intended) and I'm glad that I got a copy of the DVD when it was released.  I've looked for it online since, and it seems to be hard to find now.
I too grabbed the DVD when I could. Why it’s dissapeared and why it didn’t make a much bigger splash I dont know. It was far more deserving of an Academy Award than most of the crap that get one and from my viewpoint far better acted and produced than Brokeback Mountain.
The Human Race is Insane.
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This is probably one of the best gay movies and I also agree that the we need more stuff like this that have happy endings. That's kind of been my issue with Pose. I like the show, but last season (season 3) had too much depressing stuff.
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I’m disappointed that I never managed to see this movie, I’ve heard lots of good stuff about it.

If you want another gay movie with a happy ending, I can recommend: God’s own Country
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God%27s_Ow...2017_film)
Bernd

Being gay is not for Sissies.
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