Saturday, July 22, 2006


So someone who wishes to remain anonymous sent me two DVD's last week. We have been chatting online and e-mailing as much as we can and he is really a cool guy. He has been trying to help me cope with a lot of shit that has been going through my head that I have distracted myself from by traveling. They were waiting for me in my PO Box here at home. He wishes to stay anonymous and not even have a name be used (I know how that is ;-). Anyway: He sent me two DVD's that I watched this week and wanted to make a few posts about because they really impacted me in some way or another.

LATTER DAYS: (from IMDB)Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. Christian is a shallow WeHo waiter/party boy who only looks forward to bedding a new guy every night. After Aaron and three other missionaries move into the apartment across from Christian, his friends bet him $50 that he can't get one of them to jump into the sack, so he instantly latches onto Aaron. There are two problems, though - Christian is falling in love with Aaron and the Mormons are not the biggest fans of the homosexual community. Once Aaron is discovered, the two have to go through trials of regret, loss, perseverance, and forgiveness if they both want to get to the thing that matters to them most: each other.

I watched this movie and cried at the end of it. For some reason it hit me harder than Brokeback Mountain. Steve Sanvoss is just amazing in this role of Elder Davis. I also realized that Steve's character and I share a lot of the same qualities. I don't want to ruin the movie for you guys in case you want to see it. But it is a definite MUST SEE.

EATING OUT: After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

This one wasn't AS good as Latter Days, but, it kept me entertained. I think what made the movie for me was Ryan Carnes. He is the lawn boy from Season 1 of Desperate Housewives that ends up sleeping with one of the characters sons on the show. So I guess he has played 2 gay characters before and is comfortable with it. In thi movie he gives "head" to the main character. He was great in his role. The guy that plays Caleb wasn't too good but his body made up for it in the end. They are making a sequel. Oh Boy...


Rob said...

Hey. . .just ran across your blog for the first time. "Latter Days" made me weepy, too.

Anonymous said...

From yet another person who cried after watching Latter Days...glad you liked it.

I too love Aaron in this movie. I have felt nearly all of what he has felt.

WhiteflameNZ said...

From your reccomendation I watched Ltter Dats. It was one of the best movies I have seen. Definitely better then Brokeback. I dont cry in movies, but this one brought me closer then any other. Thanks for the reccomendation, I loved it.

george86 said...

I also just found your blog today. All the best with it.

I saw Latter Days and Brokeback Mountain. I liked BBM better, but both were powerful movies.

Coming from a Catholic background, I could certainly identify with Latter Days. The movie helped me organize my thoughts & feelings in a positive way.

And yes, I cried after both movies (I HATE crying!).

Anonymous said...

Found your blog last week directed from DudeTube. I saw Latter Days and loved it. It helps to watch a movie with eye candy like Steve. It brought tears to my eyes. I think that the scene they cut out of the movie and put in the extras on the DVD should have been left in. The scene would have made more sense. The way it is, it leaves you wondering what happened at that point. You need to see it on DVD to know what I mean.