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Latin Boys Go To Hell (1997)

Cast: Irwin Ossa, Irwin Ossa, John Bryant Davila, more...
Director: Ela Troyano, Ela Troyano
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Studio: Strand Home Video
Genre: Foreign, Romantic Comedy, Spain, Gay & Lesbian, Features
Running Time: 71 min.
Languages: English
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This deliberately broad and overwrought gay-themed comedy-drama concerns a handful of young Hispanics living in Brooklyn whose myriad sexual obsessions are matched only by their fascination with the "telenovela" (Latin-American soap opera) Dos Vidas. Justin (Irwin Ossa) is a mild-mannered assistant to a photographer who specializes in Hispanic beefcake with campy flourishes. Justin is strongly attracted to his cousin Angel (John Bryant Davila), who has arrived in town to do some photo sessions with his boss, but while Justin is tentatively out of the closet, Angel wavers between the gay and straight worlds, and he sets his sights on Andrea (Jenifer Lee Simard), a flamboyantly sexy woman whom he meets at a dance club. Braulio (Alexis Artiles), Andrea's closest friend, is involved with Carlos (Mike Ruiz), who is flagrantly unfaithful and doesn't put much stock in safe sex. Carlos puts the moves on Justin, who reluctantly succumbs to his advances, but when Brauilo learns of Carlos' latest infidelity, he finds himself drawn into the tales of jealousy and revenge from Dos Vidas and is driven to violent retribution against his lover. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Great eye candy, not much else... by jmedic December 23, 2005 - 11:28 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
This movie is great for the latino men that are in it, no real nudity, but still...

The story line is kind of strange, but not bad. The only reason to rent this would be for the HOT LATIN MEN!!

Great Soap Opera a la Manuel Puig by Choppy September 7, 2004 - 12:39 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
True, this is an amateur production in many ways, but it is also like no other gay-themed movie you are likely to have seen. It isn't filled with WASPy studs cruising each other or young adolescents trying hard to come out. It is, instead, a wildly imagined piece that's very Latin, and it reminds me of Manuel Puig's novels, especially "Heartbreak Tango." There was some truly bad acting, yes, but some wonderful set pieces as well. I was hooked from the beginning, despite its flaws. I say, take a chance.

Too painful to watch by elsandoval67 March 19, 2004 - 12:25 PM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
Sitting through this video of bad acting and weak storyline was a painful experience. You'd be better off watching a Ricky Martin video if you want to see a coherent video of a queer gay Latino.

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(Average 4.36)
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