Love! Valour! Compassion! Review

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Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York.


Ever see Longterm Companion? Didn't like it. Oh, you didn't want to see it. Well, no point dipping your toe into this TV movie style piece of sentimental flotsam.

The group of gay men who've gone away together are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using his sense of touch; Art and Perry, two "yuppies" who drive a Volvo and who celebrate their 14th anniversary together that summer; John, a dour expatriate Briton who loathes his twin brother James; Ramon, John's "companion," who is physically attracted to Bobby and immediately tries to seduce the blind man; James, a cheerful soul who is in the advanced stages of AIDS; and Buzz, a fan of traditional Broadway musicals who is dealing with his own HIV-positive status.

Admittedly, it is occasionally titter worthy but more often horrendously artificial. If this reflects gay lifestyle choices, it's surprising more people aren't straight.

Dismal incursion into the gay New York life-style